I was quite enthusiastic about vaccines before our daughter was born in 1995. I was that expectant dad who read all the parenting books and wanted to do everything just right. I told my wife we'd have to get all the shots and right on schedule. I'd heard how scared everyone was of polio and wasn't going to let something like that happen to my child. Then I began to hear media chatter questioning the safety and wisdom of certain vaccinations. I started looking into these concerns (Sadly, back then there was no internet and few books on the subject. I had to travel to medical school libraries to conduct any type of vaccine research.) What I found conflicted with the miracle mythology enveloping vaccines. It seems they were a little too good to be true. Eventually we decided it was safer not to vaccinate our child. In the end we realized these illnesses were not nearly as scary as imagined.
Back then I thought by this time everyone would have figured that out. But I was wrong. And for that reason I've found it necessary to start this blog. It is my desire to expose parents to a more realistic view of the vaccine debate than they are getting from the media and vaccine establishment.