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<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/gardasil-vaccine-roadblock-citizenship/story?id=8542051" target="_blank">http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Reprodu...ory?id=8542051</a><br><br>
I just read this today, and I'm completely and utterly shocked!! I'm not well-read on immigration laws at all, but it shocks me that this country blocks the rights of future citizens before they even have a chance to invoke the rights they have AS citizens. (does that make sense, I'm very pregnant and not very articulate right now!)<br><br>
Is this new?
 

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Big pharma has taken over. We live in a corporate state. No longer the United States but in The Corporation of America. Sorry to have to tell you.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That is sickening.
 

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I think it's been standard for quite a while that all immigrants have to be up-to-date wrt CDC recommendations, and since Gardasil has such a wide age range, it's going to affect adults more than usual (plus the price). I think the only actual change was when CDC recommended Gardasil (at all, not specifically for immigration) and then it was just automatic that immigrants were affected.
 

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I just saw this article and also was <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2">.
 

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At least there IS a vaccination waiver available- apparently you're still allowed to object to "the process of vaccination" but not to individual vaccines.<br><br>
It also looks like they're planning to re-examine which vaccines are needed for immigrants, which leads me to beleive that the HPV vaccine will be taken off that list. But that won't happen in time to help this particular young woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
And WTF was that lady saying at the end about "everybody has sex." Um, yeah, but if two virgins get married and are then mutually monogomous, there is ZERO risk of HPV or any other STD!!!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"I kind of feel like they may be experimenting with immigrants to see how we will react and then give the vaccine to citizens," said Simone. "I told Nanny that if it is such a great vaccine, why isn't it mandatory for everyone?"</td>
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This echoes my thoughts. It sounds like the whole "dirty foreigners" thing, where you're supposed to get extra shots if you travel outside the US. As the wife of an immigrant, I may be extra quick to take offense at that, however.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And WTF was that lady saying at the end about "everybody has sex." Um, yeah, but if two virgins get married and are then mutually monogomous, there is ZERO risk of HPV or any other STD!!!</div>
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Yes, and those people do exist. Here I sit before you...a virgin who married a virgin and are staying monogomous. We do exist!
 
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