After a lost of research we stopped vaxing when my second son was about 1 year old.
Last week my fourth child (completely unvaxed) came down with whooping cough. It is not a "pain in the hiney" or a "nuisance" it is HORRIBLE. There were a few days I was about to lose my mind I was so afraid he'd pass out or die in my arms in the night
There is no possible way you can understand how bad it is until you see YOUR child not breath, or cough until he's bright red, tears streaming ... and then start again. My son never even turned blue or vommitted (thank you Lord) but it was still awful, awful, awful.
Im not trying to scare anyone just to offer my experience. At this point, as he recovers from the WC and the double pneumonia he got as a result
, we are all planning on getting the DTaP (boosters for dh, the two oldest and me and the 3 dose series for my youngest two). Even if it means they can still get it but get a milder case its worth the risks IMO (and yes I know them, I researched very thoroughly for years). Again, no one can understand unless they've been there.
and trust me, you dont want to be.