I respect your right to vaccinate your child, but please do not assume that people who have not vaccinated their children are misinformed and relying only on information from family and friends. Anyone who does that is certainly putting their child's health at risk.
On the contrary (I can only speak for myself) but I have seen ABS statistics and spoken with many fully trained and extremely experienced health professionals, including reading publications from GP's themselves who do not believe in vaccinating children (and indeed have not vaccinated their own children) as they have seen first hand the illness, injuries and deaths associated with vaccinations. As a result of our extensive research, we have come to the conclusion that it is not in our baby's health interests to vaccinate her. I am certainly not misinformed, I consider myself to be a highly educated and intelligent person who is quite capable of making my own decisions when it comes to my baby's health. And yes, it is an emotive issue, but please respect my right as a parent to raise my child as I see fit.
I am pleased that your son has experienced no side effects from his vaccinations. But you may wish to speak with parents whose children have suffered from the effects of vaccinations, consequences of which they now have to live with. Any caring, loving parent is going to make decisions based on facts and correct information. We have done that and no doubt you have as well and although you and I have reached different conclusions, we have all made the decision with our children's health in mind, because no matter what decision you make regarding you child's health it has to be a decision that you can live with. If we chose to vaccinate, that decision would go against not only the information I have gathered but also against my instincts - a feeling as a parent that no one else can have when it comes to my own child.