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Yolo assemblywoman working on bill for Papillomavirus vaccine

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry wants to cover all women of child-bearing age

Source: Daily Democrat

A new law proposed by a Yolo County assembly member would provide the Human Papillomavirus vaccine to those enrolled in the California Family Planning, Action, Care and Treatment Program.

The Family PACT Program covers all residents of a state who are of childbearing age or those who are able to get someone pregnant. Enrollees must also be below 200% of the federal poverty line.

For a family of three, 200% of the poverty line would be an annual income of $43,440. There are an estimated 1.1 million Californians registered in the program.

AB 1965 would add the HPV vaccine to the list of costs covered by Family PACT. The vaccine typically comes in two doses, three for anyone over the age of 15.

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