Can you provide any well-designed, peer-reviewed studies that provide evidence that vaccinating any given child is safer than not vaccinating?
The truth is that there really is no conclusive data either way. There is not only no way to measure long-term effects, it would be very difficult to even design a study that could accurately compare risks.
Several studies do provide some evidence of the effectiveness of some vaccines, but effectiveness does not mean safe nor does it imply usefulness.
What is important to keep in mind is that safety is often measured as morbidity from the vaccine vs hypothetical morbidity if no one vaxed. Even if you do accept the premise that your child would be more at risk if no one vaccinated, the fact still remains that when vaccinating, you are doing it to protect society, not your child.
You can go read the thread about health care workers being forced to take the flu vaccine. The logic is not that it may protect those workers from dying (the statistical model actually allows for some of them to die), the logic is that it could protect other people.
Perhaps I am a selfish sociopath, but I will not risk my children or my health to hypothetically protect other people.
Single mom to E (2004) and D (2010)