Very eloquently putFor what it's worth, I have degrees in both microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology, and worked for several years at a state public health department. I fully plan to vaccinate my baby once he arrives. Vaccines aren't perfect (the risks were already alluded to in this thread), but they are without a doubt effective in the prevention of deadly diseases. And as an epidemiologist, let me just point out that it took decades of scientific research to conclude that smoking causes cancer. I appreciate the research being conducted to investigate the link between vaccines & autism, but until causality is established, I choose to rely on the evidence - vaccines prevent disease.