I did vax both of my kids. I chose to do selective and delayed vaxing however. What this means is I educated myself on each of the vaccinations that were going to be given to my child and I chose which ones I wanted to give them and which ones I didn't. I also chose to have some separated out instead of always giving 4 different ones at the same time. Selective and delayed vaxing is becoming a common for parents who are the fence about vaccinations. In case anyone is interested - I delayed the Hep-B until the kids were older than infants, I spread out a few of the clusters of multiple vaxs at once and I completely opted out of giving both of my children the Chicken pox and the flu vax.
I will never preach to anyone that you should or shouldn't give your children vaccinations. I believe every parent has to do what feels right for them.
But I will preach about educating yourselves so you can make the right choices for your family. Remember that when you walk into your pediatricians office you have the right to ask about any shots they are getting that day. You have the right to ask any questions and even refuse if it is something you are not sure of.
In the news lately has been the vaccination for HPV. It is already mandatory in the state of Texas. I know a rep in VT is now trying to pass a bill to have it be mandatory here as well. I urge everyone to read and educate themselves on this new vaccine as much as possible. I am not for or against this vaccine yet. I just get worried when Merck comes out with a new vaccine and then goes on a huge campaign add selling it as a "cancer" vaccine scarring America out of it's wits, then all of a sudden every state is making it mandatory for young pre puberty girls, Merck makes millions and we don't even know the long term effects of this drug . I just think we need to be careful and cautious.
Also in the news today the FDA issued a warning on an infant vaccine for childhood diarrhea. Read the story here.