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Old 05-07-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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What are the reasons for getting it and why would I not want ds to get it? Is there a good link that someone could please send me to?
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What are the reasons for getting it and why would I not want ds to get it? Is there a good link that someone could please send me to?
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If your child gets chicken pox, they get life long immunity in almost all cases. If they get the vax, they are (maybe) prevented from getting CP in childhood when it is mild and easy to recover from, and once the vaccine wears off, they are at risk of getting chicken pox as teens or adults, when it is much more serious.

Personally, I'd much rather my child get chicken pox when they're young, be sick for a week, and be immune for life rather than get the vaccine, risk a reaction to it, give them temporary immunity (if that!), and then have to either A) give them boosters their whole life, or B) have them catch it in their teens/20s or later, and be REALLY sick from it.

I'll try to find you a link or two.
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If your child gets chicken pox, they get life long immunity in almost all cases. If they get the vax, they are (maybe) prevented from getting CP in childhood when it is mild and easy to recover from, and once the vaccine wears off, they are at risk of getting chicken pox as teens or adults, when it is much more serious.

Personally, I'd much rather my child get chicken pox when they're young, be sick for a week, and be immune for life rather than get the vaccine, risk a reaction to it, give them temporary immunity (if that!), and then have to either A) give them boosters their whole life, or B) have them catch it in their teens/20s or later, and be REALLY sick from it.

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Here's a cited medical critique of the varicella vax:

www.polycarp.org/chicken_pox_medical_critique.pdf
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FWIW, my friend got it as an adult and was tested for the antibodies 2 years later and she di dn't have any. She wasn't at all immune b/c of the vax.
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Here's a cited medical critique of the varicella vax:

www.polycarp.org/chicken_pox_medical_critique.pdf
thank you for that link! Very informative.
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If your child gets chicken pox, they get life long immunity in almost all cases. If they get the vax, they are (maybe) prevented from getting CP in childhood when it is mild and easy to recover from, and once the vaccine wears off, they are at risk of getting chicken pox as teens or adults, when it is much more serious.
My 4 kids and DH got it all at the same time last year and DH suffered the worst. And he got scars, they didn't.
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Re: Chkn pox vax?

My kids won't get it until the age of 10 unless they contract it naturally (and unintentionally) before then. Well, I'm re-thinking that for my oldest. He has horrendous skin (I mean constant eczema from head to toe), allergies and a seizure disorder. He's also Autistic and is a compulsive "picker", the thought of him with pox all over his skin in addition to his eczema *shudder*.... Just the way he reacts to things I can't fathom him getting CP, I have a feeling it would be very traumatic and/or severe. He's 8 now and I've made an appointment to get the vax a couple years early. I just don't want him contracting it at all at this point.
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Thanks mamas! It has just been confusing, I don't remember ckn pox being that bad, but at the dr. office yesterday they were pushing a bit. I told them, I was going to do more research, but was leaning towards not getting it.
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If your child gets chicken pox, they get life long immunity in almost all cases. If they get the vax, they are (maybe) prevented from getting CP in childhood when it is mild and easy to recover from, and once the vaccine wears off, they are at risk of getting chicken pox as teens or adults, when it is much more serious.

Personally, I'd much rather my child get chicken pox when they're young, be sick for a week, and be immune for life rather than get the vaccine, risk a reaction to it, give them temporary immunity (if that!), and then have to either A) give them boosters their whole life, or B) have them catch it in their teens/20s or later, and be REALLY sick from it.

I'll try to find you a link or two.
That was my reasoning. We've already denied her getting that vaccine and I"m on the hunt for a pox party.
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