Ever seen anyone with Polio? I have! I am totally in favour of Vaccinations.
I'm kind of on the fence with this. While I agree with vaccinations and think they have their place, I think that the sheer number of vaccinations required amazes me. When I grew up, I had the normal vaccines....I got the chicken pox, itched for a few days got to stay home from school, but otherwise came through ok. Now, there's a vaccine for that. Working in healthcare, we are required to take a flu shot every year, it's mandatory to the point if you don't...you'll get fired. I have to say, I don't like the fact that I must take a foreign substance or be fired from a career that I've spent many, many years contributing to.
I agree with some of those people, and disagree with some.
People 55 and over will all probably remember life before some vaccines. The Polio vaccine came along before I was born so I never had to see a friend suffer from it, but I do remember seeing people with braces and crutches. When I started school the newest vaccine was for Rubella, aka the German Measles. It was particularly bad if a pregnant woman got it. They often miscarried, and if they didn't, their baby was born with birth defects. Until you have lived to see what vaccines prevent and see the heartache the diseases can cause, I don't think you have earned the right to say they are bad. I guarantee you th diseases are much worse,
Iron lung, blindness, birth defects, death are all reasons for vaccinations. There are things much likely to harm you and your children than vaccinations. Worry about those.
The rewards of being vaccinated far outweigh the risks. Period.
Whether or not you like or don't like vaccinations and how you feel about them being mandated depends on your individual philosophy of your rights vs the rights of others.