So we selective/delay(now, but not from the start...I think at 9 months we kinda did this?)...here is something I wrote on another post about it yesterday...
"I'm currently living in Mali(West Africa). DS, thankfully, did not need to get the yellow fever because he was under 1 when we came here. BUT if you are over 1, you need it to get a visa and enter the country(there is a man in a white coat at the airport who will vaccinate you on the spot if you do not have proof of vaccination. Most places you can only find when you go to their embassy web site looking for a visa.
We too are a travelling family who go to far corners of the globe sometimes far from adequate medical care. I've seen kids who can't get to a Dr. fast enough, its not pretty, with some things and thats why we delay/are selective. Not only for now, but also realizing that this is a lifestyle for us and will be for DS for a while, most likely his whole life. Some folks think even travelling you don't need them. I agree, good hygine and nutrition play a big role, but even those things aren't always a given. We've found ourselves in villages where all of us have had no protein for a week, after seeing chickens brought for our consumption disappear. We all got sick that week....
I think you have to think about the life you lead and the one your dc will be a part of and see if anything important jumps out. I was confused too, perhaps I still am, because I know things are always more complicated than they seem on any side of an argument. There is always a scary story for either side that is always an extreme. I wanted/still want someone to just tell me what to do sometimes! But as a parent, I have to do what is right for us, and that is selective/delayed."
And I decided that we would follow the Dr. Sears selective schedule. What I like about it is it weighs the benefits/risks for local AND travel vacs...ok, doesn't do like yellow fever or anything.
Its such a hard thing when you travel places where hygine and nutrition are harder than people realize sometimes, where you see the diseases around...I will say this, when we are here and eating well, well washed and sleeping good, we are all healthy. The minute that is comprimised someone gets a bad cold/giarrdia/ameobas, etc, kwim?
. This is hard for travelling families. Good luck in your decision. I will say, I have not met a family who lives in the developping world not at least do some vax. I'd be interested as well in knowing if they are out there.