The 108 deaths from vaccines in the last decade in North America which is continuously quoted in anti-vax materials is a number taken from a website where people self-report their vaccination side-effects. This number has not been qualified or confirmed by the CDC. VAERS, the site referenced as the source of this fatality "stat" is not moderated for content. One person has even reported that a vaccine turned him into the Hulk. https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/index The CDC has confirmed that the instances of extreme reactions to vaccines are a result of underlying health complications that should have exempted that person from receiving the vaccine in the first place.
I have had a reaction to almost every vaccine I've ever had. I know that for two days following a vaccine, I'm probably going to feel like junk and have a low-grade fever. I was a premature baby, and a very, very sick child. I couldn't get my vaccines caught up until I was about 8 because my health was so poor, so I relied on the immunity of my classmates and community members to slow down/prevent the spread of dangerous illnesses. I remember catching measles from a pre-school classmate (who was not vaccinated) because it was so painful and scary. If it weren't for the medical staff at the hospital I had to stay in throughout the illness, and the medicines developed by the big-bad pharmaceutical companies, I might have come out with serious impairment. I still have the scars
I can even agree with the anti-vax perspective on wanting more information and details about the results of vaccines. We should be questioning science so we can make an informed decision about weighing benefits and risks. But should we be segregating people who choose not to be vaccinated outside of significant health complications from vaccines? In North America, should we be viewing legislature mandating vaccination (for those who can safely handle it, obviously) as a compromise for living in a democratic society?
Anti-vax supporters will ask what the point would be to separate vaccinated from unvaccinated if the vaccines are so effective. (Other than the fact that diseases that ravaged our great-grandparents and grandparents are no longer an every-day worry, but I digress) Vaccines are never 100% perfect and effective on all people. On some people, they will result in the perfect anti-bodies being produced and that person can be continually exposed to the live virus and never be infected. On others, the vaccine will be partially to mostly effective, meaning that if they are exposed to the live virus, they will have a milder experience and generally have a much higher rate of full recovery in comparison to if they had never been vaccinated. By keeping the majority of people in one of these two groups, a live virus exposure can be contained. If one partial-effectiveness person becomes ill, and they are surrounded by perfect-effectiveness people, the virus cannot spread as efficiently as if the rest of their social group had not been vaccinated. This has the greatest benefit for people in society with junk immune systems/health complications who cannot be vaccinated. This is how we can protect them.
I will continue to weigh the benefits and risks of vaccinations for the rest of my life. I am willing to deal with my own uncomfortable adverse reactions if it means I am protecting the people around me. Also, Mother Nature kind of botched up the design of my immune system so I'll use all the help I can get.