Editorial: Bill takes parents out of decision-making role for HPV vaccine

Margaret A. Bengs The Sacramento Bee 9/28/2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is being castigated in the presidential primary for his 2007 executive order mandating a vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, for girls entering sixth grade, unless their parents opted out, an order overturned by the Texas Legislature.

Now Gov. Jerry Brown […]

Perry, Merck, Gardasil

Texas governor orders STD vaccine for all girls

Decision comes after maker of cervical cancer shot doubled lobbying efforts Associated Press via MSNBC 2/3/2007

Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical […]