The vaccine for HPV is out and available. They've made it mandatory in -- of all places -- Texas (with an opt-out clause for people afraid of needles) and since a preponderance of American women are almost guaranteed to eventually contract the virus over the next 15 years, we should think about recommending it here in Wisconsin.
But not Rep. Leah Vukmir.
Bob Hague from the Wisconsin Radio Network reports:
A state lawmaker says she'll oppose mandatory vaccines against a virus that causes cervical cancer. Representative Leah Vukmir's concerns include whether state should even be mandating the vaccines. "That discussion really should be taking place between doctors and patients," says the Milwaukee Republican. "We in Madison really shouldn't be making that decision."I wonder whether Rep. Vukmir believes any child in Wisconsin should receive any vaccinations and, if so, what distinguishes this vaccine from the polio vaccine?