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Panel Discussion Tonight on Public School HPV Vaccine Mandates (Nashville, TN)

February 5, 2008

I’m going to have to pass on this due to the election, but Vanderbilt is hosting a forum discussion of HPV vaccine mandates in public schools tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School. The discussion “will focus on the debate over efforts by several states to mandate the inoculation of public school students with Gardasil, which protects against certain types of the human papilloma virus, or HPV.”

According to the release:

The panel is moderated by Josh Perry, adjunct professor of law and assistant professor of medical education and administration at Vanderbilt Medical Center, and features: Dr. Todd Callahan, assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine specialist at Vanderbilt; Jessica Farrar, a Texas state representative who authored legislation to enact an HPV vaccine requirement for Texas girls entering the sixth grade; Linda MacDonald Glenn, a faculty member at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center; Dwayne Hastings, vice president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Hedy Weinberg, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Live streaming video will be available online, and should be archived shortly thereafter for those of us busy doing our civic duty.

Update: The video is now available.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2008 10:38 pm

    I’m so sorry I missed you! I will definitely call you next time I’m in Nashville — are you going to ASBH or any other conferences later this year? Maybe we can meet for coffee?

  2. saraclark permalink
    February 9, 2008 11:07 am

    Check within the Alignment Nashville group, within the Vaccinations and Sexual Health subcommittees. They are working on a way to get through the red tape and add HPV vaccinations into recommended student vaccinations list for all Metro school children. Could be an area and group ripe for some extra community support.

  3. February 9, 2008 12:04 pm

    Linda, it doesn’t look like it, but I’ll keep you posted.

    Saraclark, thank you – I hadn’t heard this yet.

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