Vaccines are described by our health authority as "unavoidably unsafe". You can find this language in the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act 42 U.S.C. 300aa-22(b)(1). Vaccines carry real risk of death and life-long disability. You can read the long list of known adverse events on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services webpage, that are often not reported by pediatricians.
To compare a medical procedure that is known to cause death and described as unsafe to buckling your seat-belt is asinine. When I strap myself in my vehicle I'm not at risk for anaphylactic shock or delayed reactions that will cause death or disability.
In an infographic provided by a vaccine manufacture they further state on their glossy visual aid: "Getting every newborn vaccinated on schedule helps prevent about 48,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease, saves nearly $14 billion in direct costs, and saves society $69 billion."
The opinion that is the basis for the claim is held up on statistical analysis that all vaccinated will not contract the disease. Also the data is balancing risk/benefit on inadequate surveillance. It's flawed. Further it was a power point presentation and did not undergo stringent peer-review or was published in any substantial journal. I'm sure because it would fall under the weight of criticism.
Here is the CDC's exact quote: "A recent economic analysis indicated that vaccination of each U.S. birth cohort with the current childhood immunization schedule prevents approximately 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease, with net savings of nearly $14 billion in direct costs and $69 billion in total societal costs (2)."
(2) Zhou F. Updated economic evaluation of the routine childhood immunization schedule in the United States. Presented at the 45th National Immunization Conference. Washington, DC; March 28--31, 2011.
Comparing medical procedures to buckling seat-belts is obviously absurd. The CDC and the pharmaceutical industry will have to do much better then a unsupported power-point presentation to prove risk/benefit analysis regarding vaccine safety and outcomes. They need better surveillance and truly study vaccine adverse events prior to making up numbers to sell products.