Getting a vaccination does NOT mean you will be immune if exposed to the disease, it simply improves the chances dramatically. For instance, in 100 people who have been given the mumps vaccine, on average, only 12 of them may get mumps.
People who CAN’T be vaccinated rely on the majority of people having immunity to help mitigate their own risk against diseases that are for the most part preventable IF people who CAN be vaccinated ARE vaccinated. By choosing to not get a shot, you are purposefully exposing not just yourself by EVERYONE who can not be vaccinated, like anyone who has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to the antibiotic neomycin, pregnant women, sick children, people with a disease that affects the immune system or is being treated with drugs that affect the immune system, such as steroids; people with cancer or are being treated for cancer with radiation or drugs; people with a low platelet count (a blood disorder); people who have recently had a transfusion or received other blood products.
By choosing to NOT vaccinate then you are risking the lives of not just healthy adults who have the best chances of surviving it, but all of the weak, the young, the elderly and the sick, who do not have the physical stamina to withstand the illness without severe, if not life ending, consequences.
I am NOT a Doctor. I am NOT a nurse. I could care less about what daytime talk shows have to report about vaccinations. I am a sentient and educated adult who can and does do my own research on issues I want more information on, so I can make informed choices for the family I am responsible for. If you don’t have the time for this, then the LEAST you can do is rely on the expert opinions of the professionals who have extensive training on the subject manner.
Vaccinations: not getting them is a stupid decision.