Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required? Lawmakers debate whether a vaccine against HPV should be on a must-have list of immunizations. Guests discuss an HPV mandate, how the vaccine was developed and how it works.
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Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required?

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Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required?

Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required?

Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required?

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Lawmakers begin a debate on whether a vaccine against HPV should be added to the must-have list of immunizations. Guests on the program talk about the vaccine, how it works, and whether the vaccine should be mandatory.

Guests:

Robert Rose, associate professor of medicine, and of microbiology and immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center; helped to develop HPV vaccine

Gregory Zimet, professor with Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Indiana University Cancer Center; researched different attitudes toward STD vaccines and mandates

Dawn Richardson, president of Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education; opposes HPV vaccine mandate