Tag: hpv vaccine

Maryland goes slow on mandating HPV vaccine

Gov. Rick Perry has taken a lot of heat for requiring Texas schoolgirls to be vaccinated against human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer. Maryland has taken a wait-and-see approach to requiring the shots, with a governor’s task force deciding the vaccine was too new to mandate. The public did not know enough about the vaccine and access was too limited, a subcommittee determined.

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