I really think it all comes down to trust and personal experiences (negative or positive) with medical system as a whole. This is not a black/white issue and ultimately it rests on the individual to decide or in our case, acting as a proxy for our children. My OWN experiences/ observations /research says the system is untrustworthy. However for other mamas who choose to vax have had different interpretations and experiences, thus has opposing viewpoints and certainly has the right to what they think is right for their children. At the end of the day, vax or no vax, we are all striving for the same thing.
Something we can all agree on.
I really wish people would move on from making fun of Dr Offitt though. It doesn't help make a respectful vibe on these boards to make fun of high profile members of either side of the debate.
I personally don't find Dr. Offitt embarrassing. He's putting himself out there with a viewpoint which angers a lot of people, and which I think he believes to be true.
It is a fact that the immune system can handle 1000 different antigens at once. The old small pox vaccine contained 3000 different antigen I believe. That's different from 3000 needle sticks of course.
Lets debate the facts, not attack the personalities.