Friday, February 2, 2007

I Don't Think So...

Merck and Co. is spending big bucks in an effort to get state legislatures to pass mandatory vaccination laws for their HPV vaccine. HPV is a cervical-cancer virus that is only transmitted sexually. The desire is to require the series of shots for 11 and 12 year old girls—prior to becoming sexually active. Texas Republican governor, Rick Perry, stated, “I look at this no different than vaccinating our children for polio. If there are diseases in our society that are going to cost us large amounts of money, it just makes good economic sense, not to mention the health and well being of these individuals to have those vaccines available.” Sales of the vaccine could be in the billions of dollars. Click here for the full story.

1 comment:

McClelland Family said...

Thanks Greg for the information. I had no idea it was an STD.