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Old 01-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #20
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Re: Should I try and get my kids chicken pox?

Originally Posted by escapethevillage View Post
I wouldn't do it right now. I've heard the flu is so bad that the hospitals don't even have, 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.
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.
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