These laws often apply not only to children attending public schools but also to those attending private schools and day care facilities.All states provide medical exemptions, and some state laws also offer exemptions for religious and/or philosophical reasons.CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP) has compiled state statutes and regulations regarding school vaccinations.
State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children.“It has to do with it being considered a vaccine to protect against a sexually transmitted infection, that’s likely the case,” said Galloway, who was not involved in the state-requirements study.“Even though hepatitis B should fall in that same category, it’s been portrayed more as protecting against a liver disease.” Even with its low uptake, the vaccine is having an effect in this country — HPV prevalence among young women dropped from nearly 12 percent before the vaccine was available to just over 5 percent in the four years following its introduction. C., have HPV vaccination rates lower than the national average for adolescent girls, according to the 2013 CDC survey, despite their school entry requirements.Since 2006, 41 states have introduced legislation to support the HPV vaccine industry, despite the danger of death and injury. Diane Harper, a lead developer of Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine, warns against Gardasil vaccine deaths and she advocates complete disclosure about the risk of death and adverse reactions (including Guillian-Barre syndrome) to parents and patients. Harper also acknowledges that the CDC’s death rate data is skewed.95% of infections from HPV resolve on their own with zero government intervention.Jason Schwartz, an ethics researcher at Princeton University who led a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association examining the state requirements. Healthy People 2020, a 10-year set of health goals run by the U. Department of Health and Human Services, recommends 80 percent of adolescents receive the HPV vaccine by 2020.Clearly, we’re falling well short of that goal, Schwartz said. Denise Galloway, a virologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who made critical discoveries that definitively linked the virus to cervical and other cancers, believes that resistance is because of how the virus is transmitted. HPV types 6 and 11 cause an estimated 90% of genital warts cases. Gardasil is a prophylactic HPV vaccine, meaning that it is designed to prevent HPV infections.Though it does not treat existing infection, vaccination is still recommended for HPV positive individuals, as it may protect against one or more different strains of the disease. For maximum effect, it is recommended that girls receive the vaccine prior to becoming sexually active.Practices suggested in the literature to reduce non-medical exemptions include: In summary, vaccination requirements that reach more children through a broad range of facilities, that have more requirements for receiving an exemption, that require parental documentation of exemption requests, and that are implemented with strong enforcement and monitoring may help promote higher rates of vaccination coverage, and in turn, lower rates of VPDs.Ongoing provider outreach and public education about vaccines and the diseases they prevent may also lead to such an increase.