Quote from Holly27
I've always heard that the vaccine is not a sure thing of not getting Ck.Pox. Had a friend who said her son received the vaccine and still had Ck.Pox.
Also heard it only last like 5 years?
I've never had it, sometimes wish I had. Freaked out my girls would bring it home and give it to me. So I had all of us vac'd.
I really don't want to be 28 years old with the chicken Pox!!!!
I went to a "pox party" when I was a kid. Never got it, if I did it was very, very mild. :spin:
From what I understand, the vaccine will not necessarily prevent you from getting chicken pox, however, it does prevent you from getting the "full dose" of the disease.
It used to scar horribly...not unlike smallpox...it wasn't a death sentence like smallpox was...but it was up there.
We had a huge outbreak in the school system amoung young children of Chicken Pox and when they went through school records...something like over 90% of the children either weren't vaccinated themselves, or had a sibling that wasn't that also had the chicken pox.
I don't know why so many people are "anti-immunization". Immunizations are not for an individual person...they are to protect society.
While I respect people making those choices for themselves as adults, I feel that parents who refuse to immunize their children are not giving their child the best shot at a healthy life.
I strongly feel, as illegal immigration increases, both with adults and children...I fully support laws where you can't seek employment, education, etc..unless you can show you are immunized.
If someone doesn't want to immunize their child, then they should homeschool them too.