Poll: should vaccination be made compulsory?

Vaccination

Scotland is in the grip of a potentially devastating flu outbreak, placing the NHS and social care services under immense strain.

It has led to calls for the mandatory vaccination of all health workers.

However, vaccination is not popular with some who, whatever the evidence, question its safety. News this week that France will make it compulsory for all parents to have their children vaccinated have led some to claim human rights could be violated.

In the UK, vaccination levels for measles have only recently returned to previous levels after fake research led to a scare story about a non-existent link to autism.

So vaccination is clearly a fraught issue.

That’s why we’re asking what you think.

Do you think vaccination should be compulsory?

Vote now and get the debate going by leaving a comment below.

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12th January 2018 by Graham Martin 1 Comment

Should vaccination be made compulsory?

Poll results (total votes: 75)

Should vaccination be made compulsory?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
38
Ratio:
50.67%
Answer:
No
Votes:
37
Ratio:
49.33%

19th January 2018 by Dolly Bhaskaran

I believe in prevention rather than cure. I voted because I feel the vaccination can prevent health conditions .it should be available to each and every people in the Community to have a healthy community. It massively reduces the cost of health care.