I have really strong opinions about immunizations. I believe that those of us with healthy children have a social and moral obligation to make sure our kids aren't going to go around infecting already-sick kids who can't be immunized with preventable deadly diseases like polio and measles.
I know other people have differing opinions about it, but this is one of the few instances where my general policy of "it works if it works for you" goes out the window. For example: lots of our friends have flexible bedtimes and cosleeping arrangements, either of which would make me want to jump in front of a moving train, but it works for them...and it only affects them. If you want to live on the top of a mountain and never bring your children around other kids, then do what you want, but we live in society and have obligations to that society.
I'm done yelling now. =)
What made me think of this was this morning when Paul was taking about half a cup of grapefruit seed oil and six or seven oregano oil tablets (his don't-get-sick regimen). He told me his head hurt and his gunny has the flu. As in the for real, got tested at the ER yesterday, chills, headache, fever of 104 H1N1 flu.
Against which both of my children and myself are immunized thankyouverymuch. =)