i have watched this closeley. there hasn;t been anything yet that has "proven" without a doubt that vaccines cause autism. they just say it might be linked.
on cnn news a couple weeks ago or so, they also said autism was "linked" to too much television watching in children.
this is the way i see it: i get my childrens vaccines because the benefit outweighs the risk. i would rather take my chance of my child getting autism from the vaccine, which is a 1 in a million chance, than for me to send my child to school and walk away with about 3 million types of bacteria, viruses and diseases. my children are in contact with tons of other people & kids daily.
another way: if your child, god forbid, does contract something, the docs can rule out disease that comes from being not vaccinated.
i don't put down parents that choose to decline, they do what they feel is right for their family, and that is what counts.
my nephew was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3- then a hearing problem, then a speech problem, the list goes on. after a million docs, he has a small hearing problem, not autism.
i think they diagnose and use the term autism too loosely. some children are different, and a doctors job is not to embrace the difference, but to only diagnose it.- just do what you think is right.
by the way i agree with kitkat about the neighbor. i bet she embellishes alot of stories. there is no way in hell, she could find out about the vial. no nurse can remember every single shot they have given. she sounds dramatic, and for your sake, i would blow her off when she says something dramatic.
i should have mentioned this: many doctors have said that it is almost better for your child to contract the chickenpox than to prevent them from having it. when you are a child, you bounce back remarkablly well. chicken pox as an adult, can actually kill someone, my dad for starters. he didn't die but he was very, very sick. you child can also get the chicken pox from the vaccine, it says it in your shot packet. it isn't as severe though, but it can also come back worse later. i never got the chicken pox vaccine. my niece & nephew had the pox and i took my kids to play and got it over with. that is actually what my doctor suggested. they might be sick for a couple days, but i would rather that than for them to be deathly ill when they were older.