By Law Offices of Sedaka Associates
The Gardasil vaccine and its use among young women has been a highly debated issue since its release to the U.S. in 2006. There have been multiple suggestions for its mandatory use in a variety of populations–the majority of them have not even reached adolescents yet. One proposal suggested that the vaccine be given to both boys and girls in the juvenile justice system. Others have tried to make the vaccine mandatory for girls entering the sixth grade. Many of these big ideas have been shut down and thankfully so. Individual states have begun to look at making the vaccine a mandatory part of routine vaccinations, and Virginia Republican Kathy Byron has attempted this very act.