I have a 3 year old and a 16 month old who are currently up to date on vaccines. My husband and I have been doing some research and are learning about all the dangers of vaccines and we have decided that we would like to stop vaccinating our family (ourselves as well as our daughters). That being said, we are a naval family and our primary health care is provided via military MDs. We also move state to state frequently. We are currently planning on homeschooling through the 8th grade and then enrolling our children in high school. So for the time being, we will not have to deal with school officials, but we will have to deal with the military and eventually school officials and so on. What is the best way to handle all the "concerned professionals" who want to push vaccines? My biggest fear is getting reported to CPS for this decision - I literally get nausous thinking about having to battle CPS to keep my kids (and I realize this might be an irrational fear, but it is a fear none the less).
So long story short, how do I stand up for my kids' rights? Can/should I just quit going to well child visits and use our medical system when there is a real issue only, or will that cause a more aggressive reaction from the medical personel? And can/if so how can my husband stand up for his rights as to refuse vaccines as military personel? He has been in for 7 years now and never reported a medical or religous objection when he joined, so can he do so now? And can I report a religious objection on behalf of my kids now when I have not in the past or is it to late?
Sorry to be so wordy, but any help/info would really lower my current stress level!!!
Edited to remove autism related questions (moved those questions to more appropriate thread!)
Edited by BarefootMama99 - 5/11/12 at 6:36pm