I have been receiving reminders (mail and phone messages) from our local health clinic regarding my DD's immunizations. Her last vaccinations were when she was 6 months old (I only came to my senses after that time and started doing research...) - she's now 21 months.
Anyway, I was dreading having to confront the clinic (esp. the public health nurses); but, today, when they called me, I steadfastly stood my ground and proclaimed that I was doing research into vaccinations, and will not be giving her any at this time. The person at the clinic said that she would put me down as declaring that I have "refused" the vaccinations; but, I corrected her and said that I have "declined" to give them. She offered to have the public health nurse call me to discuss my decision; but, again, I told them that I would contact them if I need more information.
Whew! I felt rather empowered!
All in all, it was not too painful. Just stand your ground and tell them "No, thanks".