After you analyze all the rational and emotional influences regarding vaccines, you need to realize that you have to make a decision that you can live with for the rest of your life. You are going to feel terrible if you decide to vaccinate and your child has some terrible side effect that harms him or her for life. But you are also going to feel terrible if you don’t vaccinate and your child gets the illness the vaccine could have prevented and has some rare consequence that also harms him or her for life.
As we have said many times, we personally and professionally believe that the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks associated with vaccines, and we recommend to all our patients that they receive the vaccines on schedule. However, in the end, we am not the person who has to live with the decision. You are. So gather as much information as possible, from other sources, and make the best decision you can for yourself and your family.