Brown Signs California Bill Letting 12-Year-Olds Get HPV Vaccine Without Parents’ Consent
Gov. Jerry Brown entered the national debate over child vaccinations for sexually transmitted diseases, signing a bill that would allow girls as young as 12 to receive the so-called HPV vaccine without parents’ consent.
The bill was signed Sunday. Human papillomavirus is the leading cause of cervical cancer.
But the issue has been a controversial topic in recent weeks, as Texas Gov. Rick Perry came under fire in the Republican presidential primary race for issuing a 2007 order requiring the vaccine for young girls.
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