The vaccine would encourage promiscuity, according to many conservatives, who had long supported Perry’s views against abortion and same-sex marriage.It soon emerged that Perry was close to one of the lobbyists who was pushing for the order and who worked for the vaccine’s New Jersey-based manufacturer.“The fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry,” Perry told reporters on the campaign trail in August.The issue surfaced again at a GOP presidential primary debate Monday night, when Rep.The incidence of HPV-related carcinomas has increased in cervical, oropharyngeal, vulvar, penile, and anal cancers.Effective vaccines have been available for almost a decade, but widespread adoption of vaccine administration has been problematic for multiple reasons.
Rushing the HPV vaccination onto the mandated list into that environment could easily result in more parents opting out of vaccination altogether at earlier ages in anticipation of the HPV vaccine.
If the majority of people don't want their state governments to mandate HPV vaccines, then their state governments shouldn't do it.
I should say right off that I think kids--all kids, not just girls--should be vaccinated against HPV. But at this stage of the game, adding it to a list of required vaccines it would be a mistake.
About 79 million Americans are currently infected with some type of HPV.
About 14 million people in the United States become newly infected each year.
There has been an explosion of literature regarding HPV vaccination programs and the relative difficulty in adopting the vaccine series with a completion rate of under 50% of patients in the recommended age ranges for vaccination.