I understand that you don't feel the need to vaccinate your child based on some Google search or gossip you've heard around the neighborhood. I know that you're afraid and are only trying to do the best for your child. I know that you don't think that it will be your child who gets these outdated diseases because "they've been eliminated".
I'm here to tell you that you're wrong. These diseases have been eliminated, but only because children are getting vaccines to prevent against them. Whatever source told you that vaccinations harm your child is wrong, unless you count a quick pain from the pinch of the needle. Vaccinations aren't there to harm your children, they are intended to help.
If you've seen any of the news about the recent outbreaks in measles, I'm sure you've been on edge lately. I'm tell you, this is your sign. Go get your child the vaccines they need, that their physician has recommended that you get. Not only are you doing a disservice to your child by exposing them to a life-threatening disease, but you are doing a disservice to all of the other children who they come in contact with. Children who are too young to get their vaccinations are at the highest risk- how would you feel if your child exposed an infant to a deathly disease like measles? Or even worse, if your own infant was exposed to it?
Not vaccinating children is doing a disservice to the entire country, and if we don't tackle this problem soon, the recent measles outbreak in Washington won't be the last. If not for your own peace of mind, do it for the safety of your child and all of the other children in America.
Someone Trying to Make a Difference Before It Becomes Too Late