Letter: The Washington Board of Health is set to consider adding Gardasil injections to school requirement

Vancouver resident Amanda Ewing urges area residents to ‘join the debate’

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com

Merck’s controversial HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is a hot topic these days and the Washington State Board of Health will be considering beginning the steps required to add HPV injections to the school required vaccination list at their Jan. 8, 2020 meeting in Tumwater, WA. 

Amanda Ewing
Amanda Ewing

Now is your chance to join the debate in regard to mandatory injection of vaccines for our children. Many parents vaccinate but have questions about this particular vaccine. Should all students be mandated to have this shot in order to attend school? Let your voice be heard. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be time for public comment. 

Comments can also be submitted via mail, email, and online. Washington State Board of Health P.O. Box 47990 Olympia, WA 98507-7990 wsboh@sboh.wa.gov https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/opinio/s?s=7028 or go in person to present your opinion during public comment. 

The meeting is from 9:30 a.m.–2:35 p.m., Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 101 Israel Road SE Tumwater, WA 98501. Public comment scheduled for 10:25 a.m.

Amanda Ewing
Vancouver

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