I've been reading this forum on and off. It's brought up some interesting points and debates, I think a lot of people have some very interesting, and informative, opinions.
When I read this post, I agreed with Lauren. When she said it wouldn't be irresponsible for you not to get vaccinated.
I mean, the way I think of it, thats like saying, "Okay I don't want to get the flu, I'm not going to wear a facemask, but I want everyone else around me to wear a facemask"
If I was really that worried about getting sick, I'd get vaccinated. It's not up to everyone else to keep me from getting the flu. I mean, yes, people should take care, doing simple things like washing their hands, covering their mouths when they cough and sneeze etc etc. I'd expect people to do the bare minimum, but I wouldn't expect them to get vaccinated just because I don't want to get sick.
I just had another thought, if a parent chose to go the anti-vaccine route, and it just so happened that their doctor was also anti-vaccine, if the parent were that uncomfortable with it, they could always request another doctor, right? I mean, EVERYONE (pretty much) has that choice and right to make that decision. It's not just ONE person deciding not to vaccinate - ALOT of people choose not to vaccinate...there may be doctors in that category. Just because a person is a doctor doesn't mean they are void of that choice are they?
*Disclaimer - These are just my thoughts, if anyone disagrees with my thoughts, please discuss ideas rationally, don't attack me personally; it won't get you anywhere :)*