Actually many vaccines used dead virus. The bodies immune system, if it is operating correctly, will identify the dead virus as a foreign invader and develop an immune system to it. That said, I understand your points. I just know that one of the reasons we got rid of these diseases was with vaccines and for that I am thankful.. Also, something to consider is that there are nations, including us, that keep stores of virus that cause these diseases for research purposes. I worry what would happen if a rogue nation every decide to use them as a biological weapon. I am happy that we have vaccines, but there is no sense in overusing them.
I respect you for your belief. I know you love your child very much.