I suppose it is best to start with the bottom line. Both of my children are immunized with the traditional schedule.
What I want more than anything from this blog entry is to illustrate my view on vaccines for children in a calm and collected manner. Truthfully, I hate talking about vaccines. It used to be different. When I was a medical student in Houston at the turn of the millennium, I was most drawn to pediatrics because of vaccines. Preventative medicine, early intervention, anticipatory guidance, and preventing life threatening diseases with science and technology- this is the bread and butter of a general pediatrician and I was enthusiastic.
Continue reading What I really think about vaccines.