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March 11, 2008

House Bill 29: An Bill Mandating HPV Vaccinations

Author:
Representatives Jessica Upshaw, Alyce G. Clarke

Summary:

This bill would mandate vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all female students by sixth grade. Home instruction programs are exempt only if there are 10 or fewer children in the family. HSLDA believes that parents, not the state, should make immunization decisions in consultation with medical professionals. This bill is now dead.

Status:

1/21/2008Introduced and Referred to the Committees on Medicaid and Public Health and Human Services
2/19/2008Died in Committee

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposed this legislation.

 Other Resources

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History