First, I am not trying to start drama with the vaccination debate. I have vaccinated both of my children up to this point. Later this week I have my son's 12 month check & I am thinking I want to skip the chicken pox vaccination.
I seem to be having trouble finding more information about it & how effective it may be, side effects, etc. I also seem to remember hearing that if you get the chicken pox after having the vaccine it's worse than if you didn't get the vax. If you have any sites with information I can read about this specific vaccination, please let me know!
Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
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Answer by Ash9724 at 11:18 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
The varicella vaccine was licensed in the US in 1995. (MMRV came out in 05. <--me not like) My ds was born in 1999 and received the single shot, before he was 2yrs old I think, and then a booster a couple of years later. He hasn't gotten the chicken pox, and from what I know, those that do, (all expect rare exceptions) get a lighter case of them. I remember having them as a kid and was MISERABLE! It is a live, weakened virus. There are always those who should not take it of course. This is a personal decision left up to the parents. Here is a link I found that has links in it.. Looks to be more informative rather than biased in my opinion. Neither contain thimerosal which some have huge debates about.. (can of worms I am NOT opening today..) http://www.immunizationinfo.org/vaccineInfo/vaccine_detail.cfv?id=11
Answer by Melindakc at 11:35 AM on Nov. 16, 2009
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