The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Unvaccinated Americans who travel abroad and foreign visitors to the United States have brought measles, a disease thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, back to a 20-year high. Should vaccination be required of everyone in this country?
Vaccination is like insurance. It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Paul Moore
When measles were eradicated 14 years ago, there was no law requiring vaccinations. Pitiful so many people are willing to give away their freedoms. …I think people who don’t vaccinate are foolish. But I’m stunned that the STEW is pushing such a totalitarian idea. Lesley Hensell Demond
“Anti-vaccinate” people are always the first in line to the hospital. Go right ahead. Lindsay Schaechtel
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Absolutely not! Chaplain Daniel
Vaccinations should be required for anyone entering the U.S. — either a visiting foreigner or a returning citizen. David Hallum
As stated in the above question, measles were eradicated 14 years ago. Now, after very effectively educating people on the pros of vaccinations, people are becoming more and more anti-vaccine. Whether it be because of personal, religious or just fear of needles, this decision effects not just you, but those around you. Laura Potts
In the USAF, we took shots all week before shipping out. Don Bryant