Vaccines should be required for anyone who is setting foot outside of their house. We are living in a modern era that allows for us to protect ourselves from illness without subjecting our self to it first. Some people are physically unable receive vaccines due to severe reactions. These reactions are extraordinarily rare, however for the families of these children it is frightening to know that they could be sending their child to school where others could easily be spreading illness to them. In counties such as the United States vaccines are easily and readily available. So what is stopping people? Perhaps the totally untrue myth that vaccines lead to autism. If it were that simple we would have figured out autism by now. Vaccines do in no way shape or form cause autism or anything like it. Vaccines are keeping childhood illness a distant memory in modern society. If you care about anyone around you, do us all a favor, get vaccinated.
While vaccines are indeed a great benefit to health and safety, having vaccines be required is taking it too far. For one, many people can't afford good health care; if they can't even pay for a vaccine, what's the point of enforcing it upon them? Some have religious reasons for why they prefer not to take vaccines; others prefer to fight diseases naturally, as humans have done for thousands of years. Vaccinations are simply just assistants in fighting against disease, as they don't actually prevent infection; they just introduce the body to a weaker/dead version of the disease before actual infection. Rather than make them mandatory, keep vaccines as an option, not an obligation. Plus, vaccines cause mutations; the bacteria, virus, and whatnot will develop new characteristics as a result of vaccines; simply put, the more we develop new vaccines, the stronger the disease grows.