Human papillomavirus vaccine; optional for female students before entering the sixth grade. (SB1230)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Required vaccinations; adds human papillomavirus vaccine. Requires females to receive three doses of properly spaced human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the sixth grade. This bill contains a delayed effective date of September 1, 2008. Read the Bill »

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04/05/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072474744
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1230)
01/25/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2007Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1230E
02/01/2007Printed as engrossed 072474744-E
02/02/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1230E)
02/02/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Committee substitute printed 077669744-H1
02/14/2007Read second time
02/15/2007Read third time
02/15/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077669744-H1
02/15/2007Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R. G. rejected
02/15/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1230H1
02/15/2007Passed House with substitute (66-Y 32-N 1-A)
02/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1230H1)
02/19/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1230ER)
03/01/2007Signed by Speaker
03/02/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1230ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (81-Y 17-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1230ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 10/1/08)
04/05/2007Enacted, Chapter 922 (effective 10/1/08)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0922)


jennae writes:

why would anyone NOT support a cancer vaccine?

Gerbera writes:

I'm a little leery of the government mandating what is still a relatively new vaccine for all little girls. It seems to be a rash move and Merck has said they're going to stop pushing for states to pass these sorts of bills.

It would be great to stamp out cervical cancer, unvaccinated girls are going to spread HPV by everyday contact with classmates.

On a related note: 50% of the sexually active population (male and female) will have HPV at some point. By the age of 50, 80% of women will have had it.

Gerbera writes:

It would be great to stamp out cervical cancer, unvaccinated girls are going to spread HPV by everyday contact with classmates.

OH NO! I didn't proof that.

I meant that little girls ARE NOT going to spread HPV by everyday contact. It's an STD.

Whew...sorry about that!

Gerbera writes:

They've added this language:

After having reviewed materials describing the link between the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer approved for such use by the Board, a parent or guardian may elect, on an appropriate form prescribed by the Board, for his child not to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine.

James writes:

Yes this does sound like a good idea but mandating it is a little strong. If virginia has to do something to make them feel good about themselves they need to just highly recommend it to the people. Let them make their own decision if they feel it's safe enough for their own daughters.

anson parker writes:

The perversity of this plan is awe inspiring.

On one level take a step back - $1000 worth of drug and we're telling our 11 year old girls that this protects them from a disease. Scary thought...

On a chemical level, however, this is tantamount to a systemic rape of our young ladies. Every one of these girls will now have an identical genomic tag inserted into their systems. And folks act like an embedded subdermal microchip is freaky - THIS IS AN EMBEDDED GENOME!!! Unlike antibodies developed on an individual basis vaccinated women and girls will now be lined up for any maligned ghoul to purport any biological warfare with ease - we're giving the keys to the corpus out. Take the rosie glasses off, thinking caps on... a homogenous DNA is the surefire plan to prepare our society for the next killer virus.

HPV is a deadly disease, and everyone agrees it should be fought. We must step back and work towards mending a society that neglects children to the extent that such an abhorent plan becomes seemingly viable.