#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.

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GOAL: 5,000 signatures

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  • Amy Zarrella
    My daughter is attending private school in Rhode Island. The HPV vaccination should be a choice not a requirement !
  • Bianca Roman
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  • Roger Beck
  • Michele Zollars
  • Holly Pichinino Bock
  • Marie Coul
    Pro-choice. Informed consent & administration of any vaccine should only happen after thoroughly reading vaccine inserts. That’s what should be mandatory.
  • Clare Bailey
    Pro-choice. Informed consent & administration of any vaccine should only happen after thoroughly reading vaccine inserts. That’s what should be mandatory.
  • Samantha Adams
  • Jill Beckwith
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  • Irina Bondareva-Glass
  • Karen Sprowl
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  • Sam Baktash
    That vaccine is evil! Pro choice !
  • Jennifer Hammond
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  • Lance Hansen
    Any vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. It’s coercion and allowing medical tyranny for profit. We know big Pharma bribes more politicians than any other industry. Stand up for the people’s rights.
  • Dawn Pakech
  • Misty Dawson
    not every 9-18 year old is having sex, no need to force them to get a vaccine that protects them from very little STDs… so asinine.
  • Theresa Bui
  • Elizabeth Aven
    Other countries have banned this vaccine because it’s causing such severe injuries. They are suing the manufacturers. It is by far the most dangerous vaccine on the market. Please please do not make this mandatory. That’s going to cause a wave of massive injuries.
  • Bronwyn Leslie
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  • Norma Erickson
    According to the manufacturer’s own information the risk of serious adverse events far outweighs the risk of a cervical cancer diagnosis in the United States. There is no reason to put healthy teens at this type of risk when there is an already proven safe and effective means of controlling cervical cancer available.
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