Reader Poll: “Have you had your teen vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease?”

Reader Poll: “Have you had your teen vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease?”

Here’s the question we asked our readers: 

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.

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