April 2, 2012
In all my years of researching vaccines, there is one thing that has always fascinated me--why do parents not question their doctors more about the benefits vs. risks of vaccinations? Common sense dictates that a parent should be inclined to inquire about a medication being injected into their child and its associated long-term risks if any. After all, even the medical community admits that every medication carries risks. Sadly, only a very small percentage of the population has the foresight to approach their doctor with inquiries related to risk before deciding to vaccinate. I am striving to change that percentage.
When dealing with medical doctors, my suggestion is to avoid the big myth makers such as herd immunity, long-term immunization or vaccine effectiveness to the population as a whole. Although many of these myths have now been exposed, they require time to debate, especially to objectively examine both sides. For your own reading pleasure you may review the following: