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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Required In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK -  The Arkansas Health Division says it won't require preteen girls to receive the new H-P-V vaccine.  The Vaccine prevents a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.  Officials say the state has already seen an increase in the number of parents who don't vaccinate their children.  And the H-P-V vaccine is associated with sex, which could cause even more parents to request exemptions from immunizations.

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