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17 Sep

About 20 states have proposed legislation to require adolescent girls to be vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus) since Merck's vaccine was approved by the U. Food and Drug Administration in June 2006 to prevent cervical cancer.But many state legislators have backed down after parents, advocacy groups, and public-health officials protested the proposed mandates.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.The results suggest that such legislative requirements may accomplish very little.“I think the advocates have been well meaning [in their efforts] to reduce cervical cancer by 70%, but I think it's misguided.decade after first becoming available, the HPV vaccine is still a hard sell.

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We should note that the study was funded by Merck, which sells the Gardasil HPV vaccine, and that Brewer has received HPV vaccine-related grants from or served on paid advisory boards for Merck.

Interestingly, the study also found 32 percent of parents felt the vaccines are promoted to make money for drug companies, and only 40 percent believed the vaccines are effective in preventing cervical cancer.

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).

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.