February 16, 2014
by Markus Heinze
Medical interventions are difficult decisions, especially when parents have to make these decisions for their little children. Having to choose whether or not to intervene medically is simple if your child is ill and the medical intervention has proven to make your child feel better. If your child is healthy, however, the decision to medically intervene becomes more difficult, especially when the information on the effectiveness on the medical intervention is conflicting and inconclusive.
Vaccinating your child is one of those medical interventions. Unfortunately most parents don’t even realize that they are making a decision, as they follow blindly the recommendation of their pediatrician. Only parents whose children have been harmed by a vaccine, or who know children who have been harmed by a vaccine, tend to research the topic of vaccine safety and effectiveness on their own.