Canadian diocese under pressure to allow in-school HPV vaccinations
Catholic World News - June 26, 2012
The Diocese of Calgary is under mounting pressure from Canadian activists to allow immunizations in Catholic schools to guard against a sexually transmitted disease.
A group called HPV Calgary is pushing for all schoolgirls in Alberta to be given the HPV vaccines as protection against a virus that is associated with cervical cancer. Catholic schools in the Calgary diocese have resisted in-school immunizations. Diocesan school officials explain that parents should be allowed to decide whether or not to have their daughters immunized, and the HPV vaccine is readily available to those who choose it. Since the diocese set this policy in 2008, most parents have chosen not to seek the immunizations.
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