In New Hampshire, Soft Sell Eases Vaccine Fears

The HPV vaccine, which can prevent four types of cervical cancer in women, has caused heated debates in several states due to its price, questions about long-term efficacy, but mostly by fundamentalist parents concerned that providing a cancer cure to their children is bested by a need to promote an ineffective and heavily debunked abstinence message. But not New Hampshire, where the shot is voluntary and provided free by the state to girls aged 11-18. They can’t keep up with demand, says the _New York Times_. Hooray. Now go get some more!