The Virginia legislature is considering a bill, HB 1090, that would mandate the full ACIP recommended vaccine schedule for school in Virginia. That means the full recommended CDC schedule will be required for school children (though the bill does not change existing religious and medical exemptions in the state).
Additionally, HB 1489 amends current state vaccine requirements to add HPV vaccines for boys.
Parents have a right to make their own decisions about treatments for their children based on informed consent. Limiting a patient’s ability to make informed decisions about what gets put into their body violates medical ethics.
Write to your elected officials and urge them to oppose HB 1090 and HB 1489.
(Please personalize your message if you have the time!)
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]