Re: Should I try and get my kids chicken pox?
I agree about the "right now" part. I did expose my kids to cp one year but it was late spring and not much else was going around. All 4 got it and came through fine. FWIW, of the 18 or so kids who got cp in my dd's preschool class (not from us!), all but about two were vaccinated.
Originally Posted by escapethevillage
I wouldn't do it right now. I've heard the flu is so bad that the hospitals don't even have room...so, if your kids have chicken pox and it's worse than what you expected, I think you could be in for a long difficult winter. It will lower their immunity for the whole winter. I'd consider it in spring, but not the beginning of cold and flu season.
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