Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recommended for adolescent and young women since 2007 and for adolescent and young men since 2011. But since HPV vaccination rates are still low, some public health officials have pursued the idea of changing laws to allow adolescents to get the HPV vaccine without their parent’s consent.
We asked adults across the country what they think about laws that would allow adolescents age 12-17 to receive HPV vaccination without parental consent. We also asked how adults feel about laws to allow adolescents to receive treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without their parent’s consent.
Find out how the public views HPV vaccination without parental consent in our upcoming report that will be released next week. Sign up for our mailing list to receive the report via e-mail as soon as it’s published.
Update: July 18, 2012
The National Poll on Children's Health Report on what the public thinks about laws that would allow adolescents to get HPV vaccine without parental consent has now been released. Follow the link below to read the full report.