Florida HPV Vaccine Bill Gets Watered Down Before Going to Committee; Anti-Vaccine Group Still Not Pleased
The human papillomavirus vaccine -- which helps protect women from certain strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer -- tends to be a powder keg of political controversy. Look out, Florida.
We are in opposition to the amendment to Senate Bill 1116 which proposes to give information to parents about the human papillomavirus and the available vaccine. This information will imply an endorsement by the state of this controversial vaccine which has significant side effects which include death. This conversation about a sexually transmitted virus should take place between the parent and their healthcare provider. Also, what is the cost of providing this information? In an time of budget cutting, the state should focus on its primary purpose and not interfere with what should take place in a healthcare providers office.
Sen. Altman's office did not return calls seeking comment on the bill.
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