The most recent installment of Pizza and Politics held by the Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service saw participants debating the validity and importance of vaccinations.
Proponents of vaccinations were quick to point out that vaccines save lives and strengthen immune systems. On the other hand, those opposing mandatory vaccinations stated that some vaccines contain potentially harmful ingredients that can also cause dangerous, or sometimes even fatal, side effects.
One student in the audience said, “If you are able to get a vaccination, please do it, not only for yourself, but for everyone you are going to be around. I think it’s just selfish if you don’t stay up with your vaccinations.”
Another student responded, “I believe everyone has a right to do what they want. If you don’t want to get a vaccine, you don’t have to be forced. I always get mine, but if one day I decided not to, I don’t want to be forced to.”
Pizza and Politics is a political forum hosted by the Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service on the campus of Southern Utah University every Wednesday at noon. At this event students, staff and faculty foster discussion on current political hot-topics; these topics range from a scope of global, national, state, and local issues.
For more information, feel free to visit the Leavitt Center in room 112 of the Sharwan Smith Student Center.
Story by: Zach Adams
Photo by: Zach Adams