Hi everyone! My wife, Lena and I, Shard, are expecting a son in a couple months and I still don't know what to do about vaccinating. I've been researching vaccines for the last 5 months. So much good information on here!
It all started with a book, "Vaccination is not Immunization" - by Tim O'Shea. Tim gave Lena a copy of his book and as soon as she finished it she made me read it and we've bee in turmoil ever since. My problem is that I can't choose a side. Most of the information against vaccines seem valid and concerning, but then I have doctors, and usually intelligent people, that just react to me like I'm stupid for even questioning it. Like level headed parents saying their VACCINATED kid most likely caught whooping cough "from an unvaccinated child in a public playground."
It just seems like such an emotionally charged subject because parents on both sides of the debate have had direct traumatic experience from either vaccinating, or deciding not to vaccinate. I need verifiable peer reviewed studies that shows evidence one way or the other. So please help me debate about this subject, because debate is the best way for me to learn! :D