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my neighbor is purposely exposing her kids to chicken pox!!

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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I think that is just a little bit extreme! I'm not a fan of the vaccine, I'm one of those if they get it we will take care of it type people, but purposely exposing them?? These kids are 2&3 years old. I know people do it, but I don't think I could take my children to catch the chicken pox!!!
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harpsichord
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:39 AM
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Don't a lot of people do that?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:40 AM
That's crazy, I would never do that to my kids, that's terrible!
thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:40 AM
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They have done this for ages.. pox parties.

Better to get the vaccine.. no risk for shingles.

kmorales7690
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:40 AM
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I've heard of it, but I have never known someone who actually did it!

Quoting harpsichord:

Don't a lot of people do that?
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Vixcalamity
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:40 AM
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Yep. For many years. You can still get it even with the vaccine. My 14 y/o sister in law did when she was 4. She was purposely exposed to it. Not all of them got it and hers was an extremely mild case.

Quoting harpsichord:

Don't a lot of people do that?
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PEEK05
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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It's better for them to be exposed to it now than as an adult.

kmorales7690
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:41 AM
I don't get the vaccine, because they don't know if a female can pass along her immunities to her babysit for the first six months of their life if they get tje vaccine.

Quoting thefiregoddess:

They have done this for ages.. pox parties.

Better to get the vaccine.. no risk for shingles.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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That's a stupid idea, children can DIE from chicken pox, it's rare but it CAN happen.

harpsichord
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:41 AM
Ugh, I had shingles a month or two ago, that shit is no joke!

Quoting thefiregoddess:

They have done this for ages.. pox parties.

Better to get the vaccine.. no risk for shingles.

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StarryRain
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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I fail to see the issue.

It's not AIDS, people. It's chicken pox.
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