You just knew the anti-science people would jump into this one.
I did, but no conversation on this topic can be had without the loonies showing up.
If you don't want to vaccinate your kids, great; just get out of my country.
I would no go that far, just don't let them go to public school or to any college that gets government funding. Make it a requirement for any business (or anyone it does business with) that does business with the federal government to have immunization records for it's employees. Insurance companies should make it a requirement to get health insurance.
If an outbreak does happen, require that they get the vaccine to go to the doctor. Basically, adopt a "you are free not to get it, you're just going to be extremely limited in the way you can spread disease".
BTW, it will be your kids who get it, mine have been vaccinated.
Well, unless they are very young, have compromised immune systems, older adults, cancer patients, etc. Yes, my kids and yours are fine, but those other innocent victims count on herd immunity to protect them and anti-vaxxers put them as well as their own children at risk and THAT is the core of the problem. It's NOT just their kids they put at risk. Their kids are literally walking time bombs of disease spreading to innocent victims through irresponsibility.