Usually the Wednesday Afternoon Inquisition is brought to you by the most recent winner of Comment o’ the Week! However, winner Kaylia didn’t send in her question. So! Here’s something nice and topical for you.
Recently, a 17-year old British girl was denied US citizenship on the basis that she refused to get the HPV vaccine Gardasil, which became mandatory for all immigrants last year. She says that as a devout Christian, she has no plans to have sex before marriage and therefore is not at risk. Plus, none of her American classmates are required to take it and she fears the side effects.
So I put it to you:
Should vaccinations be required of immigrants, even if they aren’t required of citizens? Should any vaccinations be mandatory for all people?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.