I never had any vaccinations when I was growing up and my children did not have shots for measles or mumps but were exposed to them and had the diseases themselves when they were young. Everyone seems to have done okay. Of course that was many years ago and illegals or strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue.
Did they have them back then? ;)
I had my vaccines, and then after I joined the military, many, many more. My yellow card shot record is almost full.
They don't seem to have hurt me.
Measles and mumps can be minor illnesses that last for a week or two and pass by leaving no lasting damage. Or they can leave you blind, sterile or dead.
And the idea that "strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue" is also wrong. Epidemics and Pandemics have been both common and deadly through out American history. Yellow Fever, influenza, small pox, polio and cholera out breaks that killed thousands have been recorded in North America since the 1600s.
Several of my childhood friends contracted polio.........
When was that exactly? It has always been an issue, and likely will continue to be for some time.
Immigrants coming over from Europe to Ellis Island on ships like the Titanic and many others went through a program of de-lousing and other efforts at reducing the risk of disease, and were often blamed for bringing diseases with them.