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Who do you Trust?

Vaccinations are a big issue for me.  I’ve got both my boys vaccinated but it’s hard to know if it’s the right thing to do.  I’ve read the reports from the CDC and various other medical publications and even glanced at some of the more original theories from random websites.   Even the most hardline anti-vaccinator would have to admit that the virtual elimination of polio has to be a good thing.  Think about it, how many people do you know have polio? If you lived in the 50’s you would probably know one or two personally.  Polio didn’t go away because we started eating at Taco Bell, it went away because there was a nationwide effort to get all children vaccinated.   With this one I’m gonna trust my pediatrician.  I mean this guy has (theoretically) studied this right?   He looks at sick kids all day and keeps up on the latest info.  Hopefully he knows more than some corn-holin’ bourbon drinker from some compound in Idaho with an axe to grind and internet access.  In summary, if you don’t trust your pediatrician more than a faceless stranger on the Internet then maybe you should find another doc.