There's been a LOT of discussion about anti-vaxers recently.... As with so many problematic issues, we're called upon to commit to a SIDE -- either you're with us or against us, and you must choose!
What do fundamentalist Christians and scientists have in common? If you're not in lockstep with them, or on your knees at THEIR altar, you're the enemy. There's no grey area: you're either a vaxer or an anti-vaxer.
They don't want to hear that they're doing a bad job of living up to their own ideals. The more true it is, the more they LALALA-I-CAN'T-HEAR-YOU-LALALA!
Many pharmaceutical products, including immunizing ones, are fabulously helpful, but only if they're used RIGHT -- in a timely fashion on the appropriate patient. A shitload of doctors use them sloppily (e.g., statins, antibiotics and psych-meds), encouraged by a pharmaceutical industry which is more interested in profit than health-promotion. If there's only ONE opportunity to vaccinate children, as in the old medical-missionary style, perhaps there's an excuse to go ahead and give them a year's worth of doses in one day. Nowadays, when parents run their children to the pediatrician's office every time they sneeze, following that pattern is just plain idiotic.
Not all babies and children seem to need ALL the prophylactic shots being given them (hepB, for example). And considering what kinds of toxic ingredients are IN some of those preparations, broadcasting them out as the medical profession does is analogous to feeding antibiotics to animals to make them grow fatter, faster. The law of unintended consequences WILL bite you in the ass if at all possible.
A SPECTRUM is a wonderful thing. So is a bell-curve. You find people falling in a wide swath of normalcy, with pathological extremes -- same goes for most kinds of human activity.
Excepting pregnancy, of course -- a simple positive or negative tends to apply there. ;-)