Chickenpox tsunami

  1. Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

    This speaks for itself...
    Last edit by Joe V on Nov 21
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  3. by   Eleven011
    our school is dealing with Pertussis.....
  4. by   Jedrnurse
    Quote from Eleven011
    our school is dealing with Pertussis.....
    Can you even imagine kiddos getting sick with diphtheria...??
  5. by   stephrooth
    Gotta vaccinate! Sadly, I have parents that are non compliant
  6. by   LibraSunCNM
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a "chicken pox party" held among families in the school for the exact purpose of giving it to their kids and getting it over with so that they are then immune. It's an actual thing among anti-vaxxers.
  7. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was a "chicken pox party" held among families in the school for the exact purpose of giving it to their kids and getting it over with so that they are then immune. It's an actual thing among anti-vaxxers.
    I mean, my mom did that for me when I was kid, but that was PRE-vaccine. My brother is ten years younger and the vaccine was available for him and she was so excited to never have to attend a chicken pox party again!

    (PS: I also just got a minor case from the party; got the full blown terrible ordeal case when I was 13 from kid I babysat. Ew, no thank you! I was also old enough to scratch and scratch and still have some scars. Who wants their kid to go through that?)
  8. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    Who wants their kid to go through that?)
    Well-intentioned but dangerously misinformed people, that's who.
  9. by   Kooky Korky
    I love the objectivity with which the article is written.

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