Many Americans have strong opinions on vaccines. Some people get every vaccine available. Others don’t trust vaccines at all. Then, there’s a large group of people in the middle who are selective about what vaccines they get. Several companies developed a COVID-19 vaccine in a relatively record-breaking time. The development, testing, and trials generally take years before standard vaccines are available for the public. These companies developed a COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year. But many people are concerned about the safety of the vaccine due to this quick development and lack of testing. While vaccines have virtually eradicated some diseases, it’s understandable for people to be skeptical of this new vaccine. Mandatory vaccines are also very concerning. Consider everything we know about this virus. Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?
The problems with mandatory vaccinations
People are against forced vaccines for many reasons. The COVID-19 vaccine, for instance, is very new, and the long-term effects are unknown. There have already been serious reactions to the vaccine. COVID-19 has a very low mortality rate. This means a lot of people prefer the risk of infection to the risk of the vaccine. Mainly, people want to make their own choices when it comes to healthcare procedures. It’s ironic that many people call for body autonomy when it comes to abortion but don’t extend those same beliefs to others when it comes to vaccination choice.
Will you have to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
I just read an article that talked about the legalities of employers requiring the COVID-19 vaccine. Laws can vary from state to state. So, what are your options? Many vaccines are made with “MRC-5.” These are aborted fetal cells. If you are opposed to the use of aborted fetal cells in the research, development and final testing processes of vaccine manufacturing, you should be able to claim a religious exemption. Before getting the vaccine, ask about the possibility of an iatrogenic reaction. This type of reaction occurs when the vaccine ingredients negatively react with one another after injection. A “yes” answer to this question is another reason to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. Do your research and know the laws in your state. Understand how the COVID-19 vaccine works so you can make an informed decision.
A mandatory COVID-19 vaccine takes away your right to make personal health care decisions. Many people believe that vaccines are beneficial. However, COVID-19 has a very high survival rate. A great number of people who are infected have very mild symptoms or none at all. Certain groups do have a higher risk factor when it comes to COVID-19. Those people may benefit from the vaccine. But it’s wrong to force this vaccine on healthy people who are making informed decisions about their health. Forced vaccines go against the basic principles the United States was founded on. Our country’s founders put these rights into place to protect us from invasive government mandates, and that includes forced COVID-19 vaccines.