Many of you know I'm a father for the first time recently and I'd like to get all of your opinions on vaccinating your little one's. Currently my family and friends are almost completely split on the issue....and I'm trying to get as much information as I can before the wife and I confirm to certain if not all vaccinations. We just want the best for him ya know?
If there is a debate, let's try to keep it as civil as possible, many pro-vaccination people think anti are complete idiots and vice-versa...but it doesn't need to be said.
Mostly every person seems to be so biased to one side, I try to stick with as much facts as I can.
Right now based on my own research, I'm just very surprised at how many doses children get within their first year. I want him to be protected but the side effects of some shots like TDap can be pretty scary and some fairly common. It also doesn't help that I have a couple friend's that have autistic children and they are saying that they didn't notice any problems until after specific vaccinations. Right now the research with autism and vaccinations isn't very good...so who knows? It is weird that autism is on the rise, especially in males. However on the other side, if people didn't get vaccinations...than diseases could just run rampant. It's obviously known that vaccinating has decreased hospitalization and deaths by a huge percentage.
A little torn.
My own mother says she wishes she would have researched it better, I always say "look, I turned out just fine." But my sister is convinced that a headache she's had her whole life could have happened after vaccinations.
My mind urges me to stick with what the professionals are saying. But even some medical doctors have spoken against some vaccinations.