Slog: News & Arts

RSS icon Comments on LA School District Offers Free HPV Vaccine


And Gardasil has the added bonus of being a funny name for a drug that prevents against the venerable wiggeties.

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | August 21, 2006 11:37 AM

I don't know about anyone else but when I was getting vaccinated at that age I had no idea what those shots were for. All I knew was that I was getting out of homeroom. I think the whole arguement against the vaccine gives 13 year olds way too much credit.

Posted by M | August 21, 2006 11:52 AM

Picky, I know, but technically the vaccine is not nearly 100% effective at preventing HPV. It's nearly 100% effective at preventing the four most dangerous strains of HPV, which in turn are responsible for something like 80% of the cases of cervical cancer.

Posted by annie | August 21, 2006 12:08 PM

Now, not that I disagree, but I have to think that anyone equating sexual activity with stepping on a rusty nail isn't doing one of them correctly.

Posted by BC | August 21, 2006 12:37 PM

You step on the nail your way, I'll step on it mine, OK?

Posted by Fnarf | August 21, 2006 12:49 PM

I hate to ask the obvious question, but does anyone have the addresses to these soon-to-be-slutty middle school girls? Don't worry, I'll pick up a rubber from the neighboring elementary school before I visit...

Posted by snoino | August 21, 2006 1:20 PM

I always laugh at that 'it'll promote sex' argument. Conservatives are fools. Teenagers ALREADY ARE sexually active. They were even fooling around in the allegedly sacred 40's and 50's.

Posted by Gomez | August 21, 2006 10:18 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 45 days old).