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SOUTH CAROLINA: Bill Gives Option of Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine




 

Associated Press (04.25.12) - Thursday, April 26, 2012

The South Carolina House on Wednesday passed a bill that would provide informational brochures on human papillomavirus vaccine to the parents of sixth-graders and offer the vaccine for free to rising seventh-graders whose parents approve. However, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control is required to furnish the pamphlets and shots only if the program receives funding. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Denmark) hopes the initiative will be included in DHEC's budget request to lawmakers next year. HPV infection causes most cases of cervical cancer.



 


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