Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) is sponsoring a bill which will require girls entering sixth grade to be immunized for the Human Pappilomavirus.
Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville), the sponsor of Senate Bill 155, said he believes the vaccination requirement is good public policy. The bill, which is scheduled for review today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, contains an exemption for parents who oppose the vaccine on religious grounds or cannot afford it.
Well, opinions are like you know what, so might as well throw mine in. If I had a daughter, I would have her butt at the doctor's office as soon as she became eligible for the vaccine. But I have a big problem with the government mandating a drug being injected into children where the condition it is intended to prevent is not easily communicable to others.
Let me rephrase that. I have a big problem with the government mandating injecting drugs into any of its citizens, period. The only time it is acceptable is in the case of highly contagious diseases, i.e. rubella, pertussis, where the intrusion is outweighed by the potential for a rapid, highly destructive health crisis.
UPDATE: For some local perspective on the Texas fruforal that started this whole mess READ HERE.