Here is another concern I have with being painted as the bad guy for not vaccinating for the herd.....
I wish, quite fervently, that my daughters had caught chicken pox and rubella as children (well, one did catch CP - lucky her).
Rubella is not safe during pregnancy, and CP can cause issues as well. I have a 13 yr old daughter - I will have to weigh the risks of rubella soon.
I think it is unethical to eradicate what were essentially benign childhood disease that conferred lifetime immunity which in turn forces my hand on the vaccine issue...for what? Convenience? Money? I would have much preferred a system where benign childhood diseases were allowed to occur - and if they did not vaccines could be available as one entered puberty
Edited by purslaine - 1/1/12 at 8:14pm