You know, DH and I have been talking the vaccination thing over and over lately. We'd said we'd reconsider when A-L was 2. And we've been doing that the past seven months. Everytime we decide "okay, we'll do these two vaccines" (DTaP and Hib) we start to do more research on them, we start to think maybe we shouldn't yet again. And our research is really biased TOWARDS vaccines- we use the package inserts from the vaccines themselves, the webmd.com and cdc websites, etc.
And, this is totally non-scientific and anecdotal (sp?), but....Anna-Lee is absolutely the healthiest child I know. Sure, she's been sick (I'm convinced that the 8 week bad cough she had from Oct-Dec 06 was pertussis. I was told it couldn't be because she never turned blue/threw up from coughing and it was just a cold, but later found out that not all children, especially BF ones, get it so bad that they do this.). But she's never had an ear infection, and 9 times out of 10 she's back to normal in a day or two.
Is she this way because of her non-vaxed status? Or would she be this healthy as a fully vaxed child? I don't know. But I do know I don't want to do anything to mess with her obviously strong immune system (and she's around school age kids pretty much everyday and goes to the play area at the local mall about once a week, so it's not isolation keeping her healthy!). And for me, right now, that means not vaccinating. Plus I've recently read studies about a causal link between the Hib vax and diabetes, and since it runs on both sides of my family...it's not something I want to risk.