first of all I am so sorry you are so worried. You sound like you are a wreck. And I don't mean that in a critical way, I just mean I can hear the concern in your posting that you are very worried. kInd of like... I want to vax my child and protect from the diseases but then I don't want to vax my child so that she is protected from the vax repercussions.
Frankly, we have all been there or at least it seems we have from all the postings I have read since joining mdc.
Take a deep breath.
now, the reason why that article by the cdc is out there is because there is a shitty drum beat to get more and more vaxes in people. And it is not just kids... the flu shot is getting more and more noise every year. The reason why this drum beat is louder and louder is pretty obvious to me.... once I did some research... anyway, follow this thread for my opinion:http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=77718
as for your own research. It sounds like you need,f or yourself to be reminded why you skipped what you skipped and maybe even some future skippings....
When I had my son I was already tipped off that I probably wouldn't vax my son everything. that I would selectively vax..but then as I did research, more and more...well, I ended up skipping... anyway, that was us. You do your own researching and follow your gut. Maybe this thread to my cheat sheet will helphttp://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=57794
as to pertussis, and that article goes off on it...
this t hread may be of interest:http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=69825
by the way, read all the discussions and all the links. There is a lot of wealth in that thread.
and finally, check out the link for colorado. might be helpful:http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=65918
finally, my son was born on 7-12-01. Now if you do the math you can see when he turned two months old it was 9-12-01. Does the date seem familiar? Yeah, it was the day after september 11th. So, talk about raw nerves. And remember right away the media went off on the other possible scenarios that terrorists could do and biological was almost immediately discussed. How scared was I to tell my doctor 'we're passing on vaxes" ? I cancelled the appointment for two weeks, once I got centered (again) and then proceeded to say, "we're passing."
guess what, the nurse closed the door before the doctor came in and said, "If I could do it again, I woud not have vaxed my daughters."
ah..sometimes we just need to get centered.