WOODBURY - State lawmakers are debating whether to allow young girls to receive a controversial vaccine without their parents' permission.

The vaccine Gardasil is recommended to prevent the human papillomavirus, an STD that can lead to cervical cancer.

Many parents say they're concerned that their daughters may be able to get the shot at 16, especially since side effects include fainting, paralysis and possibly death.

Officials with Planned Parenthood say 4,000 women die from cervical cancer every year and that this bill would help cut down those numbers.