I do NOT think that children should forgo critical vaccines.
I don’t know a parent of a child with autism who wants to see outbreaks of eradicated diseases return to our communities. Today the scientific community has not found a link that directly connects vaccines and autism. Also, true is that we live in a world where drug companies by their own practices have made themselves suspect and families are distrusting. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Research is still in the infancy stages based on dollars and time invested. Therefore, I don't believe that every possible connection or trigger has been researched. There has not yet been enough time, science or money dedicated to ALL of the possible connections, or all of the possible illness's we are dealing with that currently fall under the ASD umbrella. That said, I don't believe that "every" family who reports their child’s autism was caused or triggered by vaccines has been proven wrong. Until we can say "that there is NO case and NO child in which their autism is the result - albeit directly or indirectly - of vaccines, the policy/schedule for delivering vaccines, every individual child's immune system, or a world is so polluted vaccines somehow deliver a final immune system blow to some kids our children deserve for all doors to remain open for investigation.