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Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory?

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Close to half of all babies and toddlers in the U.S. are not receiving their recommended vaccinations on time. Why are some parents choosing not to vaccinate their children? Should vaccinations be mandatory for the safety of everyone?

Learn More:
How Well Do Vaccines Work?
http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/effectiveness/
“Vaccines work really well. Of course, no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 – 100% of the time.”

State Vaccination Requirements
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html
“No federal vaccination laws exist, but all 50 states require certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio.”

What Is “Herd Immunity”?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/herd-immunity.html
“Just as a herd of cattle or sheep uses sheer numbers to protect its members from predators, herd immunity protects a community from infectious diseases by virtue of the sheer numbers of people immune to such diseases.”

Lancet Retracts ‘Utterly False’ MMR Paper
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/lancet-retracts-mmr-paper

Watch More:
Vaccines Do NOT Cause Autism! What Does?
http://youtu.be/_fyJM24BiMU

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