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A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

Posted by Jill_NC (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 10, 02 at 20:43

I'm not up on all the vaccine info. there is out there. In NC they passed a law stating that all children born after 4/1/01 HAD to have the chickenpox vaccine as mandatory. My DS was born a couple weeks prior to then, so that vaccine is optional for me. Are there any significant pros/cons for that vaccine? I remember having Chickenpox as a kid. Thanks for getting me into the loop on this one...


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RE: A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

Jill,

Here is some good info. I found on it. After reading it, and seeing that it can help prevent Shingles too, I would definitely recommend it. I not only had Chicken Pox as a young child, but then later in life had Shingles. It was painful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chicken Pox Vaccine Information


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RE: A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

Even with the vaccine, children can still get chicken pox, but it's much milder. I agreed to let DD get this vaccine.


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RE: A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

We also agreed to have our son get it and he was born in April of 99. He did have side effects from the shot which made him look like he had chicken pox but he did not have the fever or any itching to go with it. It cleared up quickly and we'll see what the results are later on.

~Leslie~


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RE: A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

Thanks for the replies. DS had his 1 yr well baby yesterday and they gave him the shot along with all the other routine shots. Luckily he tolerated the shots well with no side effects.


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RE: A question about the Chickenpox Vaccine...

It was optional for my DD as well. In Canada we had to pay cash for it.

Because she was high risk for complications, we decided to have her vaccinated (DH had it as a teenager and suffered some hearing loss and other probs, I had it TWICE as a child and had a lot of scarring etc.).



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