First, I am not an anti-vaxxer. My children were all vaccinated for childhood diseases. I do believe that parents have the right to not vaccinate their children though, however misguided they may be. I also believe that the state has the right to require vaccinations in order to attend public schools/day care etc. I also don’t believe that this issue has anything to do with republican vs. democrat, as Ken does below. Most of the anti-vaxxers that I have heard of have been very left wing, and there are those who hold religious views that don’t allow the use of modern medicines. Those people still have the right to either use vaccines or not, just as I have the right to not allow their children in my home.