"Everyone's different," proclaims University of Michigan's Dr. Sharon Louise Swind
"First of all, not everyone who receives vaccines mounts the same level of immunity. This is the problem with medicine. It's not a black and white issue. Everyone's different, and their ability to respond to things is different. So some people who get vaccinated, won't have the full protection from an illness. Some people got a vaccine, but over time, their protection waned, and they became more susceptible to getting that illness again."
- Sharon Louise Swindell, MD, Pediatrician, University of Michigan
Vaccination does not ensure immunity.
If you're reading this and not so sure that vaccine choice matters, take into consideration the 20 cases of Whooping Cough contracted in Allegan County, Michigan. Each child had already received 5 doses of DTaP. If after 5 doses immunity is not present, then what amount of doses will? You may choose to follow the current CDC schedule or Michigan state school requirements (although you do have the right to exemptions), but will you be comfortable with allowing the state or MDHHS to tell you what you believed to be enough is not enough?
The way we see it: Your body. Your child. Your choice.