Hoping someone might have some insight for us. 3 1/2 years ago, we made the choice not to vax our newborn daughter after extensively reading up on the various vaccines and the risks vs. benefit for each vaccine, given our specific circumstances. The fact that she was not going to day care definitely played into our decision in terms of risks/benefits. If she had been in day care, we very well may have selectively vaxed her.
Now we're expecting #2, and our daughter will be in preschool in the fall. We're feel comfortable with continuing for her to be unvaxed when she starts school given what we have read about risk/benefit for her age and situation. But we're wondering about the implications for baby #2 if big sister is being exposed to nasty stuff at school and bringing it home. We're not sure how that changes the risk/benefit ratio.
Has anyone considered this? Anyone aware of any literature on the subject?
Thanks in advance for any help!