Karrie - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I live in Canda (Ontario to be excact) and i recently took my son out of camp for a week because a really close friend of his had chickenpox. Public Health (which i what the schools, daycares, and summer camps to by) state that during any stage of the rash, a child may attend...as long as they do not have a fever and feel ok. So basically, a child with a contagious rash, can go to school/camp. i do not understand this mentality!! my son has had the vaccine but i have been hearing that kids who have had the vaccine have still been getting the chickenpox. when i was a kid, you stayed home until you were not contagious (the blisters had scabbed over). i am so frustrated with this. i know some people feel that for kids it is better for them to have it when they are young, (i had it when i was 18 and it wasn't bad for me), but i don't feel that way. why would i want to risk my child contracting shingles when he is older. what is your opinion?