When SS was diagnosed with autism, it was during the height of the "vaccines cause autism" / Jenny McCarthy era. He knows the British study was debunked but he's still incredibly nervous. I've used the argument that something like Polio is much worse than autism but still...
I understand where DH is coming from. We never planned on having a child together. He didn't want more children because he was afraid of having a second child with a disability and I am incredibly career driven so never thought I could make the time for a LO (other than SS who I love as my own). I just feel that fully vaccinating a child is important. I don't want to go behind my DH's back to do it so want to be able to educate him further. I've looked into a delayed vaccination schedule - which he is open to considering - but I'm not sure if I'll be able to find a pediatrician in our area that will go along with that. It also worries me that LO won't be protected for a longer period of time than most children. I'm on a college campus and in schools throughout the week and we are in a border city so exposure is an issue.
I'd love if I could get some additional approach ideas from you ladies (or heck, if you think I'M wrong - tell me so). If you know of any websites or books I can read to have more specific knowledge on the subject, that would be great. Our chiropractor is anti-vaccine and has given DH a TON of literature that is anti-vaccine, including a guide that lists the preservatives and how the side-effects mimic autism. We no longer see this chiropractor but the damage has been done.