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.