It's interesting how those who oppose vaccination tend to quickly move to emotive rhethoric. I would like to see an instance of "vaccine education" money being used to bully parents into vaccinating, if I asked would you supply it? In New South Wales in Australia they are about to embark on better education for parents as the majority of parents who do not vaccinate do so out of ignorance rather than an objection to vaccination. It is important that people are armed with the facts, not the misinformation plied by the anti vaccination lobby groups. People need to understand the real risks and the real benefits, in order to make an informed choice. The term bullying infers people are forced into decisions and that simply isn't the case. When I chose not to immunise (the MMR) I was not bullied, or punished, or spoken down to. I was given the information to further study and that was all.
Nowhere did I claim to be anti-vax, I simply pointed out the glaring inaccuracies in your post, which sounds like it is being heavily influenced by your grief. We live in different countries, so maybe things are quite different there, but people making uninformed vaccination decisions here are predominantly fully vaxinating, and yes, bully tactics are used; not universally, but they're used.
I am over estimating nothing, the vaccines are effective. It's my experience that the anti vaccination crowd apply theory that if it isn't 100% effective, it's ineffective and that's not true. History and current comparison between countries shows us that vaccination is an effective way of minimising the impact of these diseases. If everyone were vaccinated against whooping cough the disease would have died out, it's the waning vaccination that has allowed the current situation to occur. That and the fact that the whooping cough immunisation isn't as effective as the previous one, it was changed because there were too many reactions to it. Big Pharma changed something to improve safety, that's a concept many will not accept.
You need to be more specific. Some vaccines are fairly effective, some are less so. Just because there's a vaccine doesn't mean there's a chance of eliminating the disease; diseases exist because they are adaptable.
Yes, it's tragic that any child has to die due to a vaccine preventable disease in this day and age. More so for my friend as she believes that she infected her own son on the first day she was allowed to see him out of NICU and she had discussed being vaccinated before he was born and wasn't made aware of the risk, there are too many people out there who minimise or discount the risk.
Yes, it's tragic when a child dies, but unfortunately it happens. Some children die from diseases for which vaccines exist, some children die from vaccine reactions, some children die because there is no hospital available, some children die because hospitals are a good place to catch a bad infection. All of those deaths are tragic, and none of those risks can be completely eliminated without raising a different risk. Many people that you see as minimising a risk simply have a different preference than you about which risk to face.