January 19, 2009

Update: Petition for Individuals to Oppose HPV Vaccine Requirement for Immigrants

Last week, we posted about a petition created by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum for organizations to sign on and oppose the new requirement that female immigrants ages 11 to 26, seeking permanent residence or entry to the U.S. be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

In response to a high level of interest from individuals who also wanted to share their opposition to the requirement, NAPAWF has created a separate petition to allow individuals to express their opposition to the mandate. This petition to the CDC notes the financial burden of this vaccination, the lack of an HPV vaccine requirement for citizens, and the lack of freedom for informed decision-making and patient choice imposed by the requirement.

The deadline for sign-ons is the close of business on Friday, January 30. Go here to add your signature.

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