To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate. You can find evidence to support your decision either way. We believe the best decision is an informed decision - so you understand your risks either way. 
 
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The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center continues to defend your right to informed choice for vaccination.  If you vaccinate, Ask These 8 Questions.  

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate? That is the question.  The question we get asked frequently.

We can't tell you whether or not to vaccinate your child. Despite being health care practitioners, we are first and foremost mothers. Just like you we have to make this important decision for our own children. We have felt the confusion you may feel. We understand the anxiety that goes along with making the decisions about vaccines. We don't take this issue lightly.

Read more: To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate?

 

Since finishing my pediatric training, I have come to realize that you can find evidence to support your decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.  When I started my pediatric practice fresh out of residency, I was a primary care physician and offered vaccinations to those families who chose to vaccinate their children.  I actually gave the children the vaccines myself (I'm so glad I no longer do that - I truly disliked that part of my job!).  I was also one of the parents who chose to vaccinate my child.  I did educate myself about the pros and cons of vaccines, and felt I still needed to vaccinate Kaitlin (my oldest), but selectively vaccinate and on an alternative schedule (one vaccine per month). 

Read more: My Thoughts on Vaccines

 

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