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States Resist Cancer Vaccine Mandate

Posted on Aug 19, 2009 in Cancer

Monday, May 21, 2007ATLANTA – For a time, Georgia was poised to become the latest state to require preteen girls to be vaccinated against a virus that causes cervical cancer. A powerful state Republican lawmaker proposed making the vaccine mandatory for girls entering sixth grade, and the governor included $4.3 million in his budget to make it available to some 13,000 girls whose family’s insurance policies wouldn’t cover it. But state lawmakers nixed the plans after aggressive lobbying by religious conservatives, who argued that vaccinating young girls could promote...

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