|"Hep A is a big traveler-spread disease, we get a lot of imported cases each year/ cases from oversea or central american travel."
Hep A is spread primarily by fecal contact, so unless the op's daughters are in contact with feces, or with contaminated items that they might put directly into their mouths, I think she can cross this off as a concern.
|"Measles, mumps and rubella could be an issue simply because travel is the major route by which these diseases enter the USA. The mumps outbreak in NYC started with an import, all rubella cases reported this year and last were imports, most measles cases originate overseas. This vaccine prevents transmission."
I have to say I completely disagree with this statement. I know the CDC maintains that they can 'trace' the origins of every MMR disease outbreak to foreign countries, but IMO, that's nonsense. The MMR is live, can shed and can be passed to immunocompromised people, who can in turn pass it on. Just because they refuse to LOOK at vaccinated people being a source of viral shedding or carriers, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. If they could blame chicken pox on foreign travel, they would, but thanks to shingles, they haven't been able to make that claim. HiB is always blamed on non-vaxers, but this study http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/710788
shows that because acetaminophen is shown to reduce immune response, tylenol plus Hib vaccination "has implications, especially for Haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcus, for which higher and sustained antibody concentrations are needed to interrupt the carrier state and reduce transmission within the population"
You can't trace disease where you don't believe it can go (the vaccinated)
OP - IMO, when you decide not to vaccinate, you understand that you can acquire these diseases and are ready to deal with the illness. If there is concern, taking other precautions (such as handwashing by hubby etc) and strengthening your dd's immune system are in order. If contracting any individual disease is truly fear inspiring...I think its good revisit your research on that particular disease(s) and see if not vaccinating is the correct choice for you.