I am a firm believer that you should follow your mommy instinct. If something in you tells you to wait, there is good reason for it.
There is a link between autism and vaccines and it's not just about the thimerasol. For the most part thimerasol has been eliminated (except in flu vaccines). Doctors want to deny the link, and I feel like the public has been brainwashed by the pharmaceutical companies. Statistics can't lie though. I know it is not hard & fast, but look at the alarming rates of autism now. It has grown right along with that number of vaccines that they give our kids.
For me personally, I'm not really worried about my child getting the flu or the chicken pox. Yes - these things are not fun while your child is dealing with them, but they are much less risky that the risk of autism or other autoimmune disorders that are being linked to vaccinations. Also- If your child acquires some of these childhood diseases naturally, their immune system will actually end up stronger than if they got the artificial vaccines.
Unfortunately, a lot of doctors do not stay completely up to date on recent research. So, it is our job as informed parents to do the research ourselves. Ask your doctor why they find the live measles virus in the intestines of autistic children. Where did these kids get the virus from? Vaccines - (a lot of autistic children have digestive problems)
I truly believe that when our children are parents, that they are going to look back at our current vaccination schedule and ask what in the world we were thinking.
Please do your research before you go to the appointment. It really is no big deal to delay if that is what you chose to do.