Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Vaccines: Gov Perry of Texas Executive Order

Gov Perry of Texas Executive Order

On February 2, 2007 Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order directing the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to adopt rules requiring all girls ages 11 - 12 to receive the Human Papilloma virus vaccine (HPV) prior to entering the sixth grade. The executive order also directed HHSC and the Department of State Health Services to make the vaccine immediately available to eligible girls from the ages 9-18 through the Texas Vaccines for Children program, and through Medicaid for women ages 19 to 21.

According to the CDC the
Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains. More than 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted
He stated that ““The HPV vaccine provides us with an incredible opportunity to effectively target and prevent cervical cancer” “Requiring young girls to get vaccinated before they come into contact with HPV is a responsible health and fiscal policy that has the potential to significantly reduce cases of cervical cancer and mitigate future medical costs.” But many question the real motives of pushing this vaccine .
KATHLEEN KERR reported that the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. ( who produces the drug) spent more than $500,000 on lobby efforts in New York State and contributing to key officials, including two from Long Island. The company wanted state legislatures to require cervical cancer vaccinations for girls before sexual activity. At the same time, Merck was lobbying state officials on other issues; “

The Associated Press reported that Perry’s chief of staff had met with key aids about the vaccine on October 16, the same day Merck’s political action committee donated $5,000 to the governors campaign. He toured cancer centers in Texas raising millions stating that these activities had no affect on his decision. Merck has contributed heavy to both democratic and republican parties.

Who really stands to gain in mandatory vaccine programs? It is obvious that corporations are making enormous profits from pushing drugs on the population. The Human Papillomav Virus vaccine was going to the be the most expensive vaccine to date costing over $300 for the entire series of shots.

According to Kathleen Kerr’s article Cervical cancer kills about 233,000 women worldwide each year and $3,700 in the U.S. Is this a real crisis?

Articles of Interest:
Kenyan Nobel peace laureate claims AIDS virus deliberately created
The Latest: Mercury in Vaccines (First Coast News, Oct 8, 2004)
Why You Should Avoid Taking Vaccines by James Howenstine, MD.
Japan's Great Lesson: Compulsory flu vaccines reveal no benefit and actually cause more Flu and Vaccine related deaths
Company pushing cancer vaccine lobbied NY hard, by Kathleen Kerr
Texas leader on defensive over vaccine, ties to Merck , By Joe Stinebaker and Liz Austin Peterson

Texas Vaccine Exemption Information
2005-2006 Texas Vaccine Exemption InformationThe state of Texas in law grants and acknowledges the right of parents to exempt their children from vaccination requirements for day care, school, and college for reasons of conscience including a religious belief or for medical reasons. In 2003, the Texas legislature passed changes to the statutes expanding the reasons a parent can claim an exemption but the Health Department has questionably also increased the bureaucratic red tape necessary for claiming the exemption. There are specific procedures for requesting an official state form and
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