What did you/are you going to do? Though it makes sense from a public health standpoint, I feel iffy about vaccinating my kid and her only having partial immunity as an adult (when catching the disease is more serious) when getting it as a child gives you (virtually) full immunity and it's not so serious as a kid. But if we all vaccinated our children, the disease would disappear and there would be no worry when they're adults.Answer Question
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Answer by liszinj at 1:43 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
It is mandatory for schools, although certain states have religous and medical waivers.. only 21 (I think it is) have philosophical waivers. And yes you can have adult immunity because you are exposed to children that have been vaccinated every day.. all the time.. and you may not even know it. Thus the reason it's dangerous for a pregnant woman to be around a child who was just vaccinated or a child who has the illness. The patient who was vaccinated sheds a small amount of the vaccine.According to the WHO, 10-20 years after the vaccination more than 90% of the population is still immune, there will always be "wild varicella", and the occassional rare case where someone isn't receptive to the vaccine.
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