Last week I reported on the controversy of the Gardasil Vaccine produced by Merck (it is important to note that Glaxo Smith Kline also makes an HPV vaccine called Cervarix).
But Rhode Island health officials have held firm, believing they can increase the HPV vaccination rate in a state that already boasts the highest rate in the nation.“Our goal is that, over time, parents will become comfortable and familiar with the benefits of this vaccine,” said Dr.
Nicole Alexander-Scott, Rhode Island’s health director. She noted that the hepatitis B vaccine, given to babies, also protects against a sexually transmitted disease.
As I stated in my op-ed piece on the Affordable Health Care Act, I am a libertarian.
One of my main concerns about the government controlling our health care is mandated vaccines.
A new study finds that only 21 percent of parents believe that a law requiring vaccination for attending school is a good idea, and 54 percent disagreed with the notion of such a requirement for school entry altogether. Well, 57 percent reported that they could live with the requirement, but only if there is an opt-out provision.