I'm glad that I'm not a parent that has to decide to get my child vaccinated. The problem as I see it is that we have been told that we should be responsible in watching our health and that we are in charge of it and that parents are in charge of their childs health. So when even the goverment says that there is a chance that a child who gets vaccintated for measles "MMR vaccine side-effects" & MMRV side-effects can get anything from a fever, to Deafness, or Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness, Permanent brain damage one wonders could my child be the one who the bad things will happen to.
I kind of think of it this way.
Think of it this way, in physical terms of what happens. You sit the kid in a chair and a kid that doesn't get any problems gets a lolly pop, the one who has a reaction gets something like this.
1 in 6 get a slap in the face (Fever), 1 in 20 gets a purple nurple (mild rash). 1 in 3,000 get the chair pulled out from under them as they sit down (Seizure (jerking or staring) caused by fever).
and then you have the big ones that they don't even put up on the website as to how often they happen (except to say very rare) Deafness, Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness and of course the big one Permanent brain damage.
Is the parent bad for letting the child even sit in the chair?
So what is a parent to do? Your a bad parent if you hurt your child but your a bad parent if you don't play roulette with your kid getting something simple and something very dangerous that will follow them for the rest of their life. Remember they have to take care of that child not us. Oh, btw, I'm vaccinated and as a consenting adult I will get vaccinated as needed because in my mind the risks are more than the chance but the issue isn't with me it's with the parents of the kids who don't want to get vaccintated.
It's a tough decision and glad that I don't have to make it. The argument about "the greater good" would only count if everyone pays for everyone else and take care of everyone else. Oh wait forget everything, get the kid vaccinated!