I appreciate your thoughtfulness in this area Zach. Here are some links that shows the other side of the coin (I realize some of these are blogs, but the authors give solid research to back their claims). http://www.livingwhole.org/category/vaccines-2/ http://vran.org/about-vaccines/vaccine-essentials/vaccination-the-basics/ http://www.rtl.org/prolife_issues/LifeNotes/VaccinesAbortion_FetalTissue.html http://www.vaccinationinformationnetwork.com/ http://autismrawdata.net/1/post/2013/08/raw-data-measles.html http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/201...t-out-corruption-in-vaccines-promotion-11498/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuA4VhhcaBg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oYAVLDyR6Y http://vran.org/ingredients-childhood-vaccines-in-canada/ http://www.ias.org.nz/vaccination-2/101-reasons-to-not-vaccinate-part-1/ http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/ http://www.nvic.org/ http://www.livingwhole.org/what-you-didnt-know-about-the-aborted-baby-parts-in-your-vaccines/ A question we should consider is, if vaccines are effective, why do so many people fear the person who is not vaccinated? Shouldn't they care less if they run into a non-vaccinated person if they themselves are "protected?" Another question to consider is our level of trust we place in the federal government. As a general principal, it seems that in today's world (or for most of human history) the government is untrustworthy and corruption permeates every level. So, if you question your government's involvement in other areas (money, education, security, food, environment) then would you not question the government and its involvement in regards to our health care? I am not trying to make assumptions. Perhaps you and others on here do trust their government more than I do, but if you do not place much trust in your government as a general rule, than I would begin to investigate how trustworthy they are in this area (a place to start on this topic would be to google "CDC whistleblowers") One other big issue for me was finding out that the companies who manufacture the vaccines cannot have a lawsuit brought against them for damages resulting from side effects of the vaccines (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/supreme...ant-sue-drug-makers-for-kids-health-problems/ ). To me that shows there is no accountability. Would you purchase or drive a car manufactured by a company who you knew could never be sued? Would you go to a doctor for treatment if you knew that doctor could not be sued for malpractice? I am not against all vaccines but I think we need to weigh the pros and the cons carefully and meticulously. Someone who does not vaccinate is taking a risk. But someone who does vaccinate is also taking a risk of the side effects that could occur from injecting this substance. In the end you have to choose the course of action where you feel the risks are fewer than the alternative.