I’m a huge advocate for people getting vaccinated, as well as preventative maintenance on yourself, your car, and your home. Anything costly and annoying that you can delay or circumvent is worth doing. Having studied and degreed in biotechnology, as well as having had chickenpox as a child, I’m certainly in awe of the things we can prevent these days. I have two teenagers who will never know the misery of what chickenpox is. I’m equally in awe as to why so many people are anti-vaxxers. Where I work, they have one of the local pharmacies come in and give us our flu shots, if we so desire to take advantage of the perk. No muss, no fuss, no real excuse not to get it seeing as they come to the office and 2 minutes later it’s done. But I know a lot of people who “don’t believe” in getting their shots, or who think “the flu shot just makes me sick” or who don’t understand that the shot they are getting may only cover a few possible strains. These are the same people who haven’t had a tetanus or pertussis shot in a couple of decades unless their doctor insisted on it. Unfortunately, most cite the junk-science of one researcher, who has since been debunked, as the ringleader for this antivaccination movement. Claims were made that vaccines were loaded with carcinogens like mercury and or caused autism when (noting: in my opinion, based on my personal research and understanding of science and biology) that is just not true.