#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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  • Carly Doucette
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  • Maria Pomar
    Soy Afectada de la Vacuna contra el #VPH en Colombia. Mi vida ahora es una pesadilla no tenia conocimiento de los Efectos Adversos por eso me Vacune. Apoyo esta petición somos dueños de nuestros cuerpos y si somos menores de edad nuestros padres deben decidir.
  • Jon Martin
    Why are we one of only two states with this mandate? If it is such a risk wouldn’t other states mandate it also?
  • LeUgh White
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  • Kim Freni
    This is not a communicable disease and I do not trust this vaccine. There have been to many of our children becoming sick or dying afterm rexisting this vaccine. I believe this vaccine should be left up to the parents choice and not mandatory. I feel that this is taking my right to choose away and it endangers my children. I do not wish to sit back and wait to see if there is any side effect, to take that risk with this immunization. One way or another I will be a voice for my child and not have them receive this shot.
  • Laura Stefan
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  • Deborah Krous
    I was leary about this vaccine in the beginning. Now, given the junk science that has been exposed which underlies this vaccine our children are forced to receive, I am completely opposed to it. Our children are not guinea pigs with which to be played!

    Deborah Krous