The State of California is Considering Including the HPV Vaccination on the List of Shots That Are Needed for Students Attending Middle School.
Even though adolescents have a very low risk of developing cancers related to HPV, a new legislative proposal in the state of California could require all school children in the state to get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted disease HPV. This is despite the fact that teenagers face a very low risk of developing cancers related to HPV. It is proposed in Assembly Bill (AB) 659, often known as the Cancer Prevention Act, to add the human papillomavirus (HPV) to the existing list of illnesses that school-aged children are required to receive vaccinations against.
The legislation expressly forbids any student from being unconditionally accepted or promoted to eighth grade in any private or public school unless the student has had all necessary vaccinations against HPV and is fully protected against the virus. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, a Democrat who represents California, is credited with writing the legislation, while Scott Wiener, a California Senator who is homosexual and who has supported contentious legislation in the past, is listed as a co-author.
The principal medication that is administered to individuals in order to protect them from the virus has recently come under examination by researchers and has been linked to the occurrence of significant side responses. In spite of the criticism, the American Cancer Society advises that children be vaccinated against HPV between the ages of 9 and 12 in order to protect from getting sexually transmitted illnesses and the probable malignancies that are associated with those diseases later in life.
On the other hand, there have been studies that claim “the danger of acquiring cancer from HPV is exceedingly low,” and there are some who assert that doses for the HPV vaccination have also been connected with mortality.