16 Sep Reader Poll: “Have you had your teen vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease?”
“Have you had your teen vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease?”
Here is how readers responded:
6 Percent Yes
9 Percent No, but plan to
3 Percent Never heard of it
82 Percent No, never will
This question is part of the broader dialogue on the HPV vaccine that has risen to the top of the media cycle because of exchanges during a presidential candidate debate.
No matter your opinion on the vaccine itself, it should be agreed that a disease that is spread via sexual contact is not the same as a communicable disease that is readily spread via casual contact or is airborne. It is the opinion of United Families that a state mandate requiring this particular vaccination for adolescents is over-stepping. Parents are the ones that should be making those decisions regarding their children, not government.