Hpv Proposal

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination



Policy Memorandum
To: Federal Legislator
Subject: Mandating that all school aged females should receive a vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Date: March 1, 2011


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects approximately 20 million people in the United States with 6.2 million new cases each year (CDC, 2009). 99.7% of cervical cancers are linked to human papillomavirus (CDC, 2009). Statistically it is known that an astounding 80% of females by the age of 50 years will eventually become infected with this virus. These
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(Sent to Senate Committee on Health 1/5/11) * AB 699 Would require immunization against HPV for children born after Jan. 1, 1996. (Sent to Assembly Committee on Health 1/5/11) * AB 1946 would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the vaccine against human papilloma virus. (Sent to committee 1/12/11) * AB 2360 would encourage voluntary, informed vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for school-aged children and their parents or guardians. (Sent to committee 1/18/11) * Currently since 2008 there are only two active mandates of the HPV vaccination in effect in Washington D.C. and the state of Virginia.


Healthcare Industry: Healthcare industries are indispensable stakeholders in the HPV vaccine legislation for a multitude of reasons. Their role in educating patients and family members about HPV and the vaccine through healthcare centers such as, oncology centers, school health programs, immunization services, “safe sex” programs, and various female health centers. Clinicians and healthcare providers are the primary educators in environmental health. Through rapport and active communication between clinician and patient are stepping stones in both understanding the ailment of HPV and accepting it’s concomitant vaccination. The public via media and activists usually make assumptions that there is a strong correlation with the vaccine and autism, diabetes and multiple sclerosis (Colgrove,
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