Gardasil Arrives At The Lubbock Health Department - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/21/07

Gardasil Arrives At The Lubbock Health Department

Gardasil has arrived at the Lubbock Health Department.  The city says it has received 1500 doses of the vaccine that protects against the human papilloma virus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer.  

It's a 3 dose regimen, available there to girls between the ages of 9 and 18.  The city is charging $10 a dose. With Medicaid and Chip accepted.

For more information on clinic hours, which vary from day to day call 775-3090.  The city health department is at 19th street and Texas ave.

Also in Austin Wednesday, the House Public Health Committee voted 6 to 3 that the vaccine should not be a mandate in Texas.  

A decision that is sponsored by 91 representatives, or two thirds of the house.  The measure now goes to the full house.

While the governor is defending his order that school girls should get this anti-cancer vaccine before the 6th grade.

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