Don’t stand too close, you don’t know what they’ve got

Taken from the Facebook group “1,000 Strong Against the Immigrant HPV Vaccine Requirement”:

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in 2007 recommended that Gardasil, the only FDA approved HPV vaccine, be administered to females ages 11 to 26 in the U.S. This recommendation became an automatic requirement for those applying for immigrant visas or adjustment to permanent residency status when the government updated its vaccination list in July 2008. U.S. citizens are currently not required to receive the vaccination, and yet it is mandatory for prospective immigrants. Although the HPV vaccine has been deemed safe and effective by the FDA, it is not designed to combat the types of infectious diseases that the immigration requirements are intended to address. Moreover, the vaccine is prohibitively expensive-costing a minimum of $360 to receive the three-dose vaccination in addition to over $1,000 in filing fees-making the mandate an undue financial burden for prospective immigrant women and their families.

Tell the CDC to Reverse the HPV Vaccination Mandate for Immigrants Petition

You have until Friday.

(The title is something I once heard a woman telling her daughter who was standing right next to me at a market stall. That was over 30 years ago, but I still remember it.)

3 thoughts on “Don’t stand too close, you don’t know what they’ve got

  1. (The title is something I once heard a woman telling her daughter who was standing right next to me at a market stall. That was over 30 years ago, but I still remember it.)

    Yes, and she probably assumed you couldn’t understand what she was saying.

  2. I just signed the petition, thanks.
    Even after having a discussion with the nurse and pediatrician about waiting a while before my daughter gets this vaccine, I still got a letter and brochure reminding me that I had not yet gotten this vaccine for her. Thanks for the link. It is not right to force this vaccine on anybody, especially the vulnerable children who are applying for citizenship, who will feel coerced into silence, and possibly become ill or worse from the vaccine, not to mention the cost.

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