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Old 01-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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No debate, just curious why people want their kids to get Chicken Pox?
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I see chicken pox as a childhood illness. It's safest to get it as a child. So, I wanted my kids to get it (my girls got it unintentionally, son hasn't had them yet). I wanted them to have immunity to CP when they were teens and adults, but did not want them to have the vaccine.
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I see chicken pox as a childhood illness. It's safest to get it as a child. So, I wanted my kids to get it (my girls got it unintentionally, son hasn't had them yet). I wanted them to have immunity to CP when they were teens and adults, but did not want them to have the vaccine.
This. Now I'm just concerned they won't get exposed since do many kids are vaxed for it.
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I see chicken pox as a childhood illness. It's safest to get it as a child. So, I wanted my kids to get it (my girls got it unintentionally, son hasn't had them yet). I wanted them to have immunity to CP when they were teens and adults, but did not want them to have the vaccine.
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But doesn't that leave them to get shingles in the future?

I ask because I never had them, and am pretty happy about that because I don't have to worry about Shingles, which I hear is awful, so I was just curious why some people seek it out to expose their kids.
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But doesn't that leave them to get shingles in the future?

I ask because I never had them, and am pretty happy about that because I don't have to worry about Shingles, which I hear is awful, so I was just curious why some people seek it out to expose their kids.
Beware you can get CP and it sucks as an adult. I had it.
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I see chicken pox as a childhood illness. It's safest to get it as a child. So, I wanted my kids to get it (my girls got it unintentionally, son hasn't had them yet). I wanted them to have immunity to CP when they were teens and adults, but did not want them to have the vaccine.
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But doesn't that leave them to get shingles in the future?

I ask because I never had them, and am pretty happy about that because I don't have to worry about Shingles, which I hear is awful, so I was just curious why some people seek it out to expose their kids.
I could be wrong but I think the vaccine leaves you more likely to get shingles than if you had the actuall illness. The vaccine is also not permanant. You need to keep getting booster shots. Typically but not always the illness leaves you with a more permanant immunity.
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I have been told you can get shingles from having the vaccine as well

Both my boys have had cp naturally, one at at 3 yrs old and one at 3 months old. The 3 month old only got about 3 spots, 3 yr old got a decent case of it. Since then, the one who got 3 spots only at 3 months, has had shingles at about 3 1/2. Not a bad case and didn't bother him much. I was told if young kids get it it's typically not as bad as older kids or adults.
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Because I do not want my kids to be 24 like I was when I got them. They are worse in adults. I was naturally immune as a child and obviously out grew it. I rather my kids get it while young. Most people do not get shingles. It is most common in immunosuppressed persons and those with stress who got CP before a year old.
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Because I do not want my kids to be 24 like I was when I got them. They are worse in adults. I was naturally immune as a child and obviously out grew it. I rather my kids get it while young. Most people do not get shingles. It is most common in immunosuppressed persons and those with stress who got CP before a year old.
I'm not immunosuppressed and had CP at age 6 and I developed shingles at age 19.
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