DS #2 has not had a single vaccine in his very young 8 months. We're still on the fence a bit about whether we're just delaying or opting out all together, but for now, he's completely unvaccinated.
DS #1 has been fully vaccinated up to this point. He just turned 5 this summer and is entering his second year of preschool in a couple weeks, with his school physical coming up on Wednesday. I believe he is due for a couple vaccines, but because it's just preschool and not kindergarten, we may be able to get by for this year (if I am reading Ohio's requirements correctly and remembering his shot record correctly).
Here's the quandry. And no, it's surprisingly not the issue of shedding vaccines around the 8 month old, although that is a bit of a concern. Reuben has already had all of that crap injected into him (and I regret it, but had some unusual circumstances way back when), and he's also old enough to be able to tell us what side effects, if any, he's experiencing. However, he has a seizure disorder that, as of his most recent EEG a couple months ago, is not anywhere near as controlled as we thought it was. Official diagnosis is intractable seizures (not controlled by medication), and I can't honestly say that it WASN'T caused by one of the many vaccines. According to the CDC's own information, until his "neurological status" is "clarified and stabilized", he should not have the DTaP, which is one I believe he's due for (others are possibly IPV, MMR, and chicken pox). His particular seizures are absence (staring spells), but he has had two grand mal seizures and one of those was said to have been caused by a fever from a sinus infection - one that wasn't really unreasonably high (102).
So...do I say no vaccines at all because of the risk of fever? No to the one that the CDC says he shouldn't have but okay to the rest since he's already had them? No because of the risk of infecting baby brother? Or just pray I can talk the doctor into waiting until next year when he's in kindergarten...knowing he'll be homeschooled at that point?