So it seems like lots of parents these days (myself included!) are leery of the multitude of vaccines that the "experts" recommend that babies receive these days. A popular point that the pro-vaccine camp likes to argue is that supposedly children are exposed to way more germs on a daily basis, just living on this planet, than they are ever exposed to through vaccinations. However, almost everyone can agree that fever is a fairly common side effect of most, if not all, vaccines.
This confuses me...because if this were true, wouldn't a good portion of the population constantly have a fever due to all those bad germs out there?? How come only after receiving vaccines do many children spike a fever?? (besides when they get sick of course). I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that vaccines supposedly have so few germs compared to what kids experience in general, yet fever is such a common side effect with vaccines a good portion of the time...fever means your body is fighting an infection, right? Could someone please explain this to me? I hope I explained this ok, it is really hard for me to put my thoughts on this into words.