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Texas Executive Order Mandating HPV Vaccine Rescinded

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In February Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order mandating that all girls entering the sixth grade in 2008 get an HPV vaccine. In April, the state House voted 135-2, and the Senate voted 30-1 to pass HB 1098, a bill that would prevent mandatory HPV vaccines to be administered to sixth grade girls in Texas until 2011. On May 8, 2007 Gov. Perry announced that he would not veto that bill, therefore, the bill will become law.