Wanted to toss in my anecdotal experience here.
I work as a biochemist in a research-intensive hospital. Practically speaking, what this means is that I do science in buildings that are adjacent to patient care buildings. Depending on the day, I may wander through the actual hospital, but ~98% of the time I am in a research-only building and avoid patients altogether.
The university, medical school, and hospital are all affiliated, and their policy on flu vaccination had been that it was required for anyone who had direct patient contact. A couple of years ago, this policy was revised to make the flu policy mandatory for anyone who worked in a patient care building (regardless of direct contact). This past year (2014) everyone here received a flurry of rather harshly worded emails saying that flu vaccination would soon become mandatory for all employees, students, and faculty regardless of where they worked or what their position was, so long as they were affiliated with the hospital.
These emails were threatening enough that my boss (a principal investigator scientist) got the vaccine for the first time in his life. Coincidentally, like my boss, I have never received a flu vaccine because I am skeptical about how much it would benefit me or "the herd", and I intentionally avoided receiving the vaccine. For the record, I am pro-vaccine when it comes to things like MMR, polio, and HPV.
Did I lose my job? Funnily enough, the end of 2014 had a major flu outbreak in the hospital. Dozens if not hundreds of people contracted the flu, the majority of whom were vaccinated against it. Oddly have not received any more emails about their new vaccination policy...
Say what you want about how flu vaccines still help by knocking down the common strains or sometimes reducing the severity of an outbreak. I liken flu vaccination (or vaccination against any genetically labile virus) to the same situation we have with antibiotic resistance: the more you select against the common strains, which is clearly an imperfect process, the higher the likelihood that some nastier and resistant form of it will appear.
The point I'm trying to make is that it's not just uneducated dimwits who are skeptical about vaccination, and that each vaccine needs to be evaluated independently based on its merits. As a scientist myself, I trust my judgment over the government's as to what I put into my or my kids' bodies, but at the same time I appreciate the argument for protecting others through vaccination.