What is the libertarian stance on "the vaccines"?

published Nov 18, 2021, last modified Feb 01, 2022

A good summary of how libertarians think about the problem of the medicalization of the pandemic.

What is the libertarian stance on "the vaccines"?
  1. Everyone who wants to take any medical therapy of their own will should be free to do so.
  2. Nobody should be coerced by the government to partake in any medical procedure.

That's it.

Civil and individual rights — freedom of association, the right to use one's own property, the right to travel and transact voluntarily — should never be contingent upon a medical procedure. To require a medical procedure, in order to exercise any right of yours, is extortion ; to deny you your rights, in retaliation for rejecting the medical procedure, is coercion .

Extortion and coercion are evil .  Libertarians reject evil as a matter of principle.