#NOHPVmandateRI Petition

Governor Raimondo & Rhode Island State Legislators:

Rhode Island parents should retain the right to make their own decisions specifically regarding the HPV vaccine and HPV vaccines should not be mandatory vaccinations to enter a public or private school in RI.

RI citizens should be fully informed of vaccines being considered for mandate by attaching to a child's education. Citizens should have the ability to voice concerns or supports about such a decision, and this should be well in advance to any decision being decided upon.

I write to you in support of reversing the HPV vaccine mandate in RI. HPV can not be transmitted by casual contact in a classroom. This is not a public health threat, and should be a private decision between parent, child, and doctor only. I urge you to respect and uphold the parental rights of the citizens of RI. Decisions like this mandate should not be done without public knowledge. A vaccine is a medical procedure and should be treated as such, with proper informed consent. Vaccines do not go through the same safety standards of any other pharmaceutical drug, and that should be well stated to all patients and citizens. Informed consent is negated when a vaccine is mandated.

We feel the RI Dept of Health should not have the sole authority to make the mandates and that they should be recommended by the Dept of Health to the General Assembly and be voted upon by the people the citizens have elected into office.

I respectfully request you to support reversing the mandate for the HPV vaccine in RI school systems.

GOAL: 5,000 signatures

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  • Parrick Algeria
  • c duncan
    How dare anyone make those kinds of decisions regarding peoples health, forcing any vaccine is outrageous, not to mention one that is related to sex making assumptions. So does mandating this HPV vaccine mean they would have the right to hold a child/adult down and force it on them…………surely not? as they would have a serious amount of backlash over it! Informed consent must be forthcoming, everyone has that right to choose.
  • Tammy Gosselin
  • Kristen Oliviera
  • monica rodgers
    monica rodgers
  • Paulette Blagburn
    I may not live in RI anymore but I choose to send my son to a private school in RI. My son attends a Christian school because we choose to have his basic education include Christian education as well. We also choose to not force an unnecessary vaccine on him. The HPV vaccine is to prevent issues arising due to unprotected sex. This is a choice. Mandating a vaccine for issues that can be prevented by lifestyle choices is not the same as requiring students to be vaccinated against a disease that is transmitted via air or casual contact. If a parent chooses to not have their child vaccinated for HPV then they should be able to opt out, particularly if it is for faith reasons.
  • Roland Lavallee
  • Christine Kellerman
  • ginger r williams
  • Tracy Curti
  • Naomi Chipel
  • Venessa Gibbons
  • Mary Bertrand
  • James Dieterly
  • Amy Killeen
  • Aireal Bruins
  • Joseph Bruni
  • Joy Memory
  • Donna Giguere
    Donna M Giguere
  • Chad Bigness
  • sharon
    thanks sallie
  • Sarah Smith
    The HPV Vax is a dangerous and the mandate takes medical freedom away from parents on behalf of their children! SAY NOT to the HPV Vax and its mandate!!!
  • Paul and Theresa Tucker
    Theresa Tucker
  • Shawna Swift
  • Paulette Pawson
  • Kris Forte
  • Christopher Parent
    There should not be mandates on vaccines for things that cannot be spread by ordinary contact.
  • Laurie DeFusco
  • Jacqui Morris
  • Tracy Stroker