Keep kids healthy or let them get sick: it is the question every parent has to ask, and sometimes they will not even have a choice. Vaccinating your children is a very hot topic and has been for some time. My own kids have been vaccinated and and I must admit I had questions and concerns. I will also admit I am neither an expert nor do I have all the answers. I do know this: there is a mountain of information for and against vaccinating.

In recent weeks, public figures from comedians to columnists to President Barack Obama have called on parents to vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases. But many others say we are causing health issues for our kids. Some parents, doctors and Hollywood celebrities have linked Autism  to vaccines.

But some experts say that the time for earnest public health appeals is long past. Instead, they argue, vaccines should be given the same nonnegotiable status as car seats for young children and the minimum drinking age. In other words, it’s time for a law on the books.

I recall my kids' doctor understanding our concerns and taking the time to educate us and even offer his own perspective. He was more concerned with the schedule at which the shots would be administered. "Too much at once might be too much at once."

We all love our kids and want them as healthy as they can be and certainly don't want to do anything that will harm them. But how do we know whether vaccinating them or not is the right choice? Like I said, it's a hot topic and parents have strong opinions on both sides of the debate. What should we do?

What do you think? Is it time for a law on the books?

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