I have already said I support the requirement of some immunizations but not for the flu. There is a possible health risk to the individual unlike other immunization shots. I think THAT is my biggest hang up. It might not work anyway and cause me to become seriously ill and maybe even die. NOBODY, should they be my employer or the government, FORCE me to get one. That is a choice and risk I'll make solely on my own, thank you.<quoted text>DPT shots are required by school districts for admittance to schools.
You are right. Tetanus is not communicative, but diptheria is, only the description of its course is somewhat less dramatic, if equally fatal.
Seriously. Flu shots affect and benefit the populace, the herd, in technical terms, not just the individual. One infected person is a locus by which many are made ill. The theory is that if you decrease the number of loci you decrease overall morbity.
Sometimes people do things and are made to do things to serve a greater good.
Want to argue about the draft?
And I fully support the draft. I was not yet alive during the Viet Nam era but believe citizens of a country have an obligation to protect and serve it.
Pansyass crybabies who like to btch and moan and protest about the very freedoms that allow them to that really pzz me off and should be the first drafted for front line infantry.