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February 20, 2007

House Bill 143: Requires Immunization for Pre-teen Girls

Authors:
Rep. Tom Burch (D), & Rep. Kathy W Stein (D)

Summary:
Shortly after the Kentucky legislature opened a bill was introduced that would require all Kentucky girls between the ages of 10 to 14 to be immunized against a certain sexually transmitted virus.

If passed, House Bill 143 would have required all middle school aged girls to be immunized against the human papillomavirus or HPV before they could be enrolled in a public or private middle school.

We believe that immunizations, particularly immunizations of this nature, should not be forced upon children. Individual families should be allowed to decide whether or not they want their children to receive them.

Later another bill, House Bill 345, was introduced which would not have made the HPV vaccine mandatory but instead would focus on an educational campaign to inform parents of the purpose and benefits of this vaccine. For more information on HB 345 please see [Insert link for HB 345 bill page]

Thanks to your call and action opposing this bill did not pass the deadline for transmittal to the Senate.

Status:

1/10/2007Sent to the House Committee on Health and Welfare.
2/27/07Legislature adjourned
3/14/2007Did not pass deadline for transmittal to the Senate

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA opposed to this bill.

Action Requested:
No more action needed

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Jan.-9-2007—Kentucky—Bill Requires Immunization for Pre-teen Girls. Calls Needed!

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