I respect everyone's decision to take the vaccine or not and I expect the same in return. It should be a decision you make based on your situation after discussing it with your doctor as I have. It should not mandated by a politician who knows nothing of your personal medical situation and you should not be persecuted for your choice. If things change that make it necessary for me to get that vaccine, then I will do so.
- I dissent.
It is foolish to refuse vaccines based on anything political, religious or any beliefs other than medical after consultation with a doctor. My decision is a well informed one which will change if my situation warrants it.
I don't get the flu vaccine either. That decision is also based on my own experience with it. I took it every year for a very long time when I was in the Air Force and every year, I had a very bad reaction to it and ended up getting the flu anyway. Finally, the Medical group exempted me from it and I have never got the flu again since. All of my other immunizations are up to date and I keep them that way.
I'm sorry about your fellow church member too, Sef.
Got together with my group of Spanish speaking ladies - a visitor from Mexico came. Mexicans happily get vaccinated. They wear masks. They don't understand how politics can influence people not to take the vaccine in the states.
That's very stupid. It should be a purely medical decision. There in lies the problem. It has become too political. I applaud people who feel they need the vaccine and decide to take it. I also applaud people who decide not to take it after careful consideration and consultation with a competent medical doctor. Only you and your doctor know your medical history, comorbidities, susceptibility and what the risks and rewards are from this or any vaccine. As such, it should be up to you and not any politician or employer whether or not you get the vaccine.