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Collinsmommy
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Chicken Pox

A friend of mine just had her daughter vaccinated for chicken pox a couple of months ago, and it seems that her daughter is now getting the chicken pox. She keeps telling me that there is a 50% chance of contracting chicken pox from the vaccine, which just sounds waaaay off to me. Does anyboy know the odds? Also, I think her daughter was late on some of the shots (not sure by how much exactly). Would that change the effectiveness of the vaccine?

I tried to google this and I'm not getting anywhere, he he...

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Chicken Pox

That is the reason why I haven't given Cae that vaccine, I am not ready for him to get the pox. My sister got them from the vaccine when she was like 15... no fun.

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The younger you get the pox the better. Little kids just bounce back. I had it at 5 and didn't even itch. My friend had it at 16 and spent the week with a horrible fever and pox in his throat that made him throw up a lot.

I don't see the point of the vaccine unless it's an attempt to give them the pox at a young age so they don't get it worse when they're older.

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Wow, so I guess it's much more common than I thought to get the pox from the vaccine. My friend (the little girl's mom) has actually never had them, so she's in for a hell of a ride..

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I just looked it up and according to the websites I read, only about 15% of kids vaccinated still get chicken pox, but it is MUCH milder then if they were to get it without being vaccinated.

I had my daughter vaccinated and she didn't have any side effects from the shot. There's no way I could afford to take a week off of work to care for her if she ever did get them. Hopefully the drug companies will come up with a killed form of the vaccine. Right now it's a live vaccine, that's why it has the chance to cause chicken pox.

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They were just bug bites!!! :shock:

I thought Gabriel might have gotten it too. I was really worried about it, because we are supposed to be flying back home in a week and wouldn't have been able to go!

Phew. Catastrophe avoided.