chicken pox

Sara - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Should I be concerned that my school age children haven't had chicken pox yet? I was 5 years old when I had them. My kids are now 11 and 7. Am I being silly or is this a real concern?

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Denikka - posted on 07/25/2012

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I've never had the chicken pox. I'm almost 23 now. Even when it swept through my friends when I was 4 or 5 and again through my class in grade 3, I never got it.
I wouldn't worry too much about it. They do say that it's harder on you if you get it when you're older though. I personally don't know how true that is.

If you want them to get it, you could try looking around for chicken pox parties. If you don't want them to get it, get the chicken pox vaccine as frequently as it's recommended (I don't know if it's every year or what).
Good luck :)

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