The heated debate around vaccinations has showed no signs of slowing in the past few years. Because of the growth of once fringe community of anti-vaxxers has steadily increased in the past decade so much that several U.S. states have implemented personal-belief exemption bans, which means parents can no longer opt out of vaccines due to their belief systems.
Sadly, parents are still finding other loopholes, with many of them switching to religious exemptions, while others choose to homeschool their children or pressure doctors to write notes.
While the reasons people state for opposing vaccines vary, with some feeling largely anti-medicine, others fearing the side effects, and ableists claiming vaccines cause autism even though it's been scientifically disproven, the biggest driver behind the anti-vaxx community is misinformation. And this is where the issue doesn't lie solely on them, but a fractured education system that doesn't equally empower people with the basics of science.