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TAMPA (FOX 13) - A bill has been introduced in the Florida legislature that would make it mandatory for public school students to get vaccinated for the common virus, human papillomavirus.
Currently, only Virginia, Rhode Island, and Washington D. require the vaccination, but the bill, SB 1558: School Health Immunizations, or the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” would require the HPV shot for public school attendance.
All children, both boy and girl, between the ages of 11 and 12 would need to receive the vaccination.
Florida public school students are already required to receive vaccinations for tetanus, mumps, polio, and other diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year related to HPV complications.
"Documentary proof" means written certification that a student has been immunized, such certificate to be on a form provided by the State Department of Health and signed by the licensed immunizing physician or an employee of the immunizing local health department.
"Student" means any person who seeks admission to a school, or for whom admission to a school is sought by a parent or guardian, and who will not have attained the age of 20 years by the start of the school term for which admission is sought.
Three or more properly spaced doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).
Additionally, because the human papillomavirus is not communicable in a school setting, a parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the parent's or guardian's child not to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, after having reviewed materials describing the link between the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer approved for such use by the Board. Many vaccination and exemption information links are date specific.HPV is a virus that can cause cancer for both males and females, and is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, most commonly through sexual contact. In 2011, a Florida bill was introduced to require the Department of Health to add HPV as a recommended immunization, and require schools to provide the vaccine, but that bill did not pass.Some public health experts believe mandating HPV vaccination in the “early years” could be too soon, the CDC reports.If the links below have expired, click on the state's department of health, or immunization program link provided below, as they are likely to provide links to updated information.The General Information link leads to the overview page provided by the state at the time of this webpage's update and may also be helpful. K-12 School Information The information contained on NVIC's web pages is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical or legal advice.