Michigan to propose HPV vaccine mandate.In September, Michigan state Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom introduced the nation's first legislation that would require all girls entering sixth grade to receive a vaccine vaccine
Preparation containing either killed or weakened live microorganisms or their toxins, introduced by mouth, by injection, or by nasal spray to stimulate production of antibodies against an infectious agent. against the virus linked to cervical cancer Cervical Cancer Definition
Cervical cancer is a disease in which the cells of the cervix become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors. .
Federal officials recently approved the vaccine for girls and women ages 9-26, and the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) consists of fifteen advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), selected by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to provide advice and guidance on the most effective recommended routine vaccination vaccination, means of producing immunity against pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, by the introduction of live, killed, or altered antigens that stimulate the body to produce antibodies against more dangerous forms. of girls ages 11 and 12. Clinical trials showed the vaccine was highly effective in protecting against several strains of a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
Hammerstrom's bill includes the ability for parents to opt out of the vaccination requirement for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. The bill passed the state Senate's Health Policy Committee unanimously in mid-September, and Hammerstrom's office said the bill had strong bipartisan support.
A day before the bill passed in Michigan, the Washington, D.C.-based group Women In Government issued a policy recommending that all girls entering middle school be vaccinated against human papillomavirus human papillomavirus (HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease. Detectable warts can be or removed, usually by chemicals, freezing, or laser, but often recur. , a virus that can cause cervical cancer.