You can always stop vaccinating.
We vaccinate and we are glad we do.
I think that ultimately, you can read and read but it comes down to this: do you think the CDC, AAP, World Health Organization, etc. etc. are lying, but that organizations that promote alternative health are telling the truth? Or perhaps vice-versa?
Because unless you subscribe to, and have the training to read, scientific journals, it will be hard to separate facts from lies and myths. There is a lot of contradictory information out there, so once you choose whom to believe, then you can go with it.
I don't think Sears' schedule makes sense. He has you giving infant vaccines to toddlers who are half past the danger. He seems to think that once a child is bigger, these absolutely microscopic amounts are going to be better integrated, even though most kids eat more lead on a piece of dirt at the park than can be found in a vaccine.
I think it makes sense to not vaccinate, if you think the CDC, the AAP, and the WHO are just totally lying and these are either not effective, or dangerous, or both.
It makes sense to vaccinate for all the main diseases if you think vaccines are generally safe and helpful. But then you'd have to explicitely NOT believe the anti-vaccine side.
So, I'd start by deciding whom you trust for your information.
These are not black and white issues. There is a tremendous amount of grey in what public health officials have to recommend when weighing risks and benefits, and two extremely intelligent people could conclude opposite results while viewing the same data when determining what is best for their families verses making public health policy.
I know there are some non-vaxers here who do subscribe to conspiracy theories and paint all physicians as evil, but most of us don't, and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not trying to understand the complexity of this topic a little more.
I am convinced that SOME vaccines are very effective and that some individuals seem unharmed by vaccination and that SOME vaccine preventable illnesses are really scary, yet I still choose not to vaccinate. I am not alone on this board with that view, and many others who share these views yet make decisions to vaccinate on a selective and delayed schedule.
If you want to simplify the argument, though, the question isn't who is or is not lying, the question is who has the most to lose if you don't agree with them. This works on both sides of the debate.
Forgive the soapbox but we are all just trying to do the best for our families here and we should attempt to grasp this and any other medical or wellness choice from a more rational stance. Fear-driven parenting choices make the kids and the parents suffer ultimately.