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Green card seekers won't have to get HPV vaccine

Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 16 at 2:05 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Immigrant girls and women will no longer have to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus to get their green cards.

Girls and women seeking to become legal permanent U.S. residents were required to get at least the first dose of the vaccine against the human papillomavirus. A coalition of immigrant, health and women's advocates worked to get the July 2008 decision reversed.

Starting Dec. 14, the HPV vaccine will no longer be on the list of immunizations that immigrants must receive before getting their green card.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the change on Friday. The CDC said it will require immunizations for which there is a public health need at the time of immigration or when there is a change of status to green card holder.

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