Rrrrrachel, you keep bringing up VSD here, did you read Simpsonwood yet? It explains quite well there how VSD data is collected, (at least until 2001), and also discusses the positive association they found between # of vax/age received and certain neuro outcomes.
I wonder if parents realize they are being included in VSD?
Anyway, I know there is another thread about anecdotes right now, but I have to say, anecdotes like dbsam's and taxi's scare the pants off of me, because if your child has reaction/injury, it's pretty clear that you may not be listened to, not believed, have problems finding any help, and be encouraged/strong armed into furthering harm to your child with repeat vaccination.
...and then belittled by some extreme members of pro-vax community to top it off, when you speak about your experience....
It's funny, there is another thread on the birth boards about how many midwives have no malpractice insurance, and some posters are stating how irresponsible that is, and that if a baby were injured due to mw negligence, there would be no funds to pay for care of child. But that is essentially what happens when we vax our kids... if you have reaction/injury you are left trying to find the time and money to try to heal/minimize/help your child in a potentially hostile environment. (oh and please, don't anyone bring up VICP like that is the great solution, many nations do not have vaccine courts either)