Lawmaker: Offer HPV Vaccine to 7th Graders

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A state lawmaker is proposing that state health officials offer the HPV vaccine and educational material to seventh graders in South Carolina. Democratic State Rep. Bakari Sellers of Bamberg plans a news conference Monday at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to discuss his proposed legislation. The HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a relatively common virus but some types can cause cervical cancer.

Categories: Calhoun, Local News, News