To most people this is a no-brainer. Of course you want to get vaccinated against nasty stuff like polio, measles, and HPV. But to others they see it as unnecessary.
Good video on the subject here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/va...ing-shots.html
Interesting tid bit I learned from the video....herd immunity. Example from the video was how it saved a good chunk of New York a while back during the measles outbreak. Could have been much, much worse if it wasn't for the fact that most people have been vaccinated against the disease.
It's kind of mind-numbing to think some parents will not allow their kids to be vaccinated. Seems like common sense. We have a family friend who is anti-vaccine. Refuses to get her kid vaccinated for fear of the "side effects". She tells me the chances of her kid developing Polio or Smallpox are so low that the benefits do not outweigh the negatives. Wow. God forbid your kid gets exposed to someone who is carrying that disease......