The CDC has announced that female applicants for US green cards and immigrant visas will no longer be required to get the HPV vaccine, beginning December 14, 2009. The human papillomavirus vaccine will not longer be on the immunization list for legal permanent resident applicants. The HPV vaccine was added to the list of required vaccinations for LPR applicants in the summer of 2008. However, advocates protested the decision, given that the vaccine was not required for US Citizens and complained about the high cost of the vaccine. The CDC has also removed the Zoster vaccine from the list of vaccinations required for green card applicants 60 and over.