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ACOG Says "Adios" to Mandatory HPV Vaccine for Immigrants

Posted Feb 03 2009 12:00am

Good news Washington, DC -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) joins more than 100 organizations representing immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medicine, and reproductive justice in urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remove the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the list of required vaccinations for female immigrants seeking permanent residence or entry to the US. ACOG also supports the request that the CDC direct the US Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services to suspend the HPV vaccination requirement for immigrants seeking to adjust their immigration status or to obtain visas to the US.

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