First, I am not here to debate the merits of vaccination. I believe in it, and I have ensured that my child has been vaccinated as recommended by his pediatrician. I get annual flu shots, and whenever my doctor tells me that she thinks I need anything additional, I follow her advice. After all, what’s the point of having a doctor to advise you about your health if you’re not going to follow that advice? But that’s a topic for another day.