In all 50 states, one is legally allowed to exempt themselves from vaccination for medical reasons. However, individuals can also claim exemption from vaccines for religious and personal reasons. What do you think about the validity of claiming a personal or religious exemption? Should state governments do away with such policies? Why or why not? Would it infringe on an individual's freedom of choice if vaccines were required in all 50 states? Why or why not?
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I think that it is a government's responsibility to do what is best for its people which in this case would be not allowing vaccine exemptions except in the case of allergies where the vaccine itself would be more harmful than the lack of it. But, the fact of the matter is that in a Democracy the people have a right to choose, even if they choose wrong. A good government would do away with these policies, but a just one would allow the exemptions.
Damn -- that's the question, isn't it? I think you've just hit upon the million-dollar question, to which I can't seem to come to a concrete answer. 🤷🏻