As flu season approaches, I feel compelled to write: we vax.
As in, we fully vaccinate our children, including Brad who is mildly autistic and Jeremy who is allergic to egg.
On the Brad front, there is no doubt in my mind that vaccines don't cause autism. I fear the fallout of widespread vaccine rejection.
On the Jeremy front, he can have egg-based vaccines administered at an allergy clinic. They keep him for observation afterward, and can administer anti-histimine, steroids or epi-pen if needed. For the record, Jeremy is five, has received several egg-based vaccines and has never had an anaphalactic reaction to a vaccine. (He did have an anaphalactic reaction when eating eggs, scrambled eggs, undiluted, at age one.)
Be safe, everyone.
Added: An Epidemic of Fear [via Wired]