A Florida girl says she doesn’t need a vaccine that protects against a type of virus that is spread through sexual contact because she has pledged to refrain from having sex until marriage. Plus she worries about the drug’s potential side effects. If the girl objected to all vaccines on religious grounds, she could get a waiver. However, because she only objects to one shot on sort-of religious grounds, no waiver is available.
ABC has all the details.
One side note, there’s a strong argument for getting the vaccine, even if she’s taken one of those purity vows and even if she is absolutely 100 percent certain that she will fulfill the vow.
The vaccine guarantees that she won’t catch the virus from the man she eventually marries.