Should a COVID-19 Vaccine (or Any Vaccine) Be Mandatory?

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  • before i go any further, let me start by saying, i am NOT anti vax. i believe they should be continued to be developed and utilized, and they have certainly done good for human health

    however, i am a proponent of individual choice as well, and am of the belief people should be able to choose what to do with their bodies.

    the idea of the institution of mandatory vaccines (for example, in the case of COVID), rubs me the wrong way

    if people choose to get the vaccine, they are “safe” from contraction and therefore do not need to worry about catching the virus, correct?

    the people who choose to not vaccinate willingly put themselves at risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease, and that is their choice. if they catch it, they will spread it to other unvaccinated people (who also made that choice), and the people who are vaccinated will not catch it.

    that leads me to the question: what is the point of mandatory vaccines? why force people to get vaccine, when it should be up to the individual if they want to take on that risk?

    the vaccinated are safe by choice, alternatively the unvaccinated are unsafe by choice, their paths don’t cross, so why force it?

    personally, i do not think i would choose to get an early COVID-19 vaccine. these vaccines are definitely going to be rushed, and most certainly have some adverse side effects, either immediately, or years down the line.

    i don’t want to be the person 20 years from now calling the Law Offices of Scultz and Shawrtz who have an infomercial on late night TV talking about “Were you or a loved one vaccinated in 2021 for COVID-19 and experienced....”

    thoughts?

  • Yes especially for people who insist on not wearing masks and anti-vaxxers

  • Yes

  • Bri10

    Yes especially for people who insist on not wearing masks and anti-vaxxers

    i am definitely a mask wearer, and i am vaccinated for other diseases, but as I said in op I am not sure i would get an early COVID vaccine. i probably would after all the true side effects have been realized, but i don’t think that will happen for a few years

  • Depends on which vaccine.

    If you want a simple yes or no, it’ll be a no for me dawg

  • i'd say let natural selection do its thing on idiots but since it can also affect innocent people who cant get vaccinated for various reasons then no

  • hot pancakes

    i am definitely a mask wearer, and i am vaccinated for other diseases, but as I said in op I am not sure i would get an early COVID vaccine. i probably would after all the true side effects have been realized, but i don’t think that will happen for a few years

    Medicine don't work like that, you don't take a vaccine once then 5 years down the line there are suddenly side effects from that one shot.

  • hot pancakes

    i am definitely a mask wearer, and i am vaccinated for other diseases, but as I said in op I am not sure i would get an early COVID vaccine. i probably would after all the true side effects have been realized, but i don’t think that will happen for a few years

    this tho, with every country rushing to get a vaccine first like it's the race to the moon im scared it will be something that doesnt meet quality standards

  • Definitely not until it's been proven to have no side effects.

  • TunechiCarterz

    Definitely not until it's been proven to have no side effects.

    that's usually how it goes before vaccines are made public

  • Bri10

    Medicine don't work like that, you don't take a vaccine once then 5 years down the line there are suddenly side effects from that one shot.

    What about the thousands of people who developed narcolepsy years after taking the swine flu vaccine in 2010.

  • Frog

    that's usually how it goes before vaccines are made public

    yeah but i feel like the COVID vaccine is going to be rushed by companies since the demand is so high, and the first company to make one ready for public usage is going to skyrocket in value astronomical levels

  • loner

    What about the thousands of people who developed narcolepsy years after taking the swine flu vaccine in 2010.

    medicine has gotten greatly better. unless u would rather hinder a covid-free world

  • yes op and change ur avi back

  • Bri10

    Medicine don't work like that, you don't take a vaccine once then 5 years down the line there are suddenly side effects from that one shot.

    i feel that, i mean i’m definitely not the most well versed in the field of vaccines, but i still think that the race for the first publicly available COVID one has the potential for problems

  • A scenario in a world like that:

    Imagine booking an appointment to get a vaccine, and going to work. You go to work and there is someone who chose not to get a vaccine because he simply doesn't believe in the disease. He has infected you. You spend weeks in the hospital, spending tons of money on the treatment, maybe you die maybe you live. You've lost money, time, and some health (maybe your life) from preventable causes.

    F*** that lol.

  • The problem is your scenario assumes that everyone has access to the vaccine and the world is perfectly divided into people that got it and people that choose not to. Reality is we won’t be able to dose everyone, so choosing not to means that you’ll be infectious not just to people that chose not to get it, but also those that couldn’t get one for some reason

  • well i will certainly get the vaccine so i'd like it to be mandatory

    however, the isn't conducive for a peaceful and free society, people will throw a s***storm

    perhaps allow businesses to turn away customers if they cannot provide documentation for their vaccination? no vaccine no service

  • For covid no, unless there’s something life threatening/debilitating that comes with getting covid(I’m talking about polio levels of life threatening/debilitating).

    And isn’t covid mutating? Wouldn’t that mean we’d have to get vaccinated for all types? Or would it be like the flu shot where there’s a seasonal vaccine?

    And didn’t WHO say asymptomatic people are less likely to spread the virus?

    And doesn’t the virus go from species to species? Which could cause a greater potential for mutation? Could a vaccine protect us against that?

    This rushing for a vaccine seems odd, especially since other countries beat it and is going back to business as usual.

    I’m definitely not getting it until I can get answers for all the questions I asked.

  • Yes so we can stop all these f***ing restrictions because of covid

  • hot pancakes

    i am definitely a mask wearer, and i am vaccinated for other diseases, but as I said in op I am not sure i would get an early COVID vaccine. i probably would after all the true side effects have been realized, but i don’t think that will happen for a few years

  • Millions still believe it’s a hoax or will have something to do with chips and 5G.

  • Also, are any vaccines actually mandatory in the US? I know they require you to get certain ones to attend school and whatnot. It may end up being like that. So it’s not mandatory but if you want a job or to go to any school you have to get it

  • loner

    What about the thousands of people who developed narcolepsy years after taking the swine flu vaccine in 2010.

    just so people have a better understanding of what you're talking about instead of framing it like the vaccine caused narcolepsy: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/history/narcolepsy-flu.html

  • is the polio vaccine mandatory?

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