I don’t think there’s any doubt that death rates are higher from the diseases than the vaccines. When the whole measles “outbreak” thing was going on I looked into the numbers of death and permanent injury for both the disease (in the 20 years prior to a vaccine) and the vaccine (the last 20 years). I don’t recall the exact numbers either anymore. The percentages for both disease and vaccine were VERY low; fractions of a percent with death/injury from disease being orders of magnitude higher than vaccine, but still fractions of a percent. Of course this is just one disease, but it’s one of the more controversial vaccines. If the vaccine were 100% never ever any kind of reaction or side effect from it I probably wouldn’t have as much of a problem with a forced vaccine requirement. But, I don’t think you can force someone to trade one health risk for another, regardless of the statistical chance of harm from either. So, if a parent wants to face the (I’m kind of making these numbers up because as I said I don’t recall the exact numbers, but just to give you an idea) 0.05% chance of death or permanent injury from measles versus the 0.005% chance of death or permanent injury from the measles vaccine I cannot fault them for that.
In addition to that, do so reading up on the ongoing (as far as I know) investigations into Maerk and them fudging the numbers on the effectiveness for their MMR vaccine. The gov’t gave them sole license for MMR vax production if they could keep the effective rate up 95%. 2 whistleblowers are claiming they aren’t meeting those numbers. And another whistleblower is claiming they’re hiding the statistics showing a link between the MMR vax and autism specifically in black boys. Interested to see what comes of these investigations.