I am new to the whole vaccine issue. I vaccinated my first 2 kids dutifully, no questions asked. With kid 3, I kept having to put off vaccines (vaccines were pricey, then we were moving, then he had a cold, etc.) and before I knew it, he was 10 mos old and still hadn't received a single vaccine. I felt guilty and the two times I took baby to the doctor I was soundly scolded for not yet vaccinating him - I was told I was unresponsible and taking chances because we live in the middle east and are exposed to more diseases than, say, people in the US. I then came across a few articles about the inefficiency of vaccines, the many possible negative side effects, etc. I'm now rethinking vaccinating him at all. I know that the only vaccines available here are in sets of 4 or 5 vaccines. So even if I wanted to selective vax, I doubt it would be possible.
My main concern is - is my kid, living in a 3rd world country (Jordan, with an influx of Iraqi and Syrian refugees thrown in) more at risk for more diseases than his 1st world counterpart - and therefore more in need to be dutifully, responsibly vaccinated??