Conscientious objections/waivers are not accepted in schools of the Diocese. Every new vaccine mandate causes more children with valid legal exemptions to be denied their private school education.In the two most recent presidential debates, Perry has had to repeatedly explain and defend the executive order, which he says he signed in order to help prevent girls from developing cervical cancer as a result of contracting the sexually transmitted virus.
He also said that instead of allowing parents to opt out of the vaccinations, he "should have allowed them to opt in." But last night, he went right back to defending the mandate.
His arguments for it—reducing "cost" and "saving lives"—echoed his 2007 remarks, as well as the rationales for compulsory health insurance.
"It's unfortunate that this particular vaccine is surrounded by a lot of controversy just because it's been labeled as an STD-prevention vaccine.
We have similar vaccines, such as one for hepatitis B, that are also used in a mandated approach and have shown very successful rates with prevention." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer is the second leading cancer killer of women in the world.
The panel also recommended that the FDA approve Cervarix.