Chicken pox vaccine??

Tiffany - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am thinking about getting my son the chicken pox vaccine. My oldest daughter got them at 18months and was misserable, also she now has alot of scars. I am also planning a 3rd baby and dont want them coming home from daycare with a new baby. Has anyone else given thier child the vaccine? any tips?

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Gina - posted on 10/07/2009

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Both of my kiddos had it when they were youger and it didn't bother either of them. I think that it is different for every child.

Tracy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Quoting Jamie:

It's mandatory in ohio and personally I don't like it. I feel it's something all children should have if they don't get it when they're young then they risk it being worse as an adult or they have to continue getting this vaccine.



I did not know it was mandatory here in ohio???? my oldest got the shot way back when and then later on she did get the chicken pox, but it was a very mild case. I think you should look into it, and see how you feel about it before making the decsion.

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On a personal note, a nurse in our local emergency room had a child that had chicken pox before the vaccine and one that got the vaccine. The younger child (vaccinated) was about 5 when they got surprised with a new baby. The baby (9 months old) got chicken pox and gave it to the 5 year old (vaccinated). The vaccinated child almost died because her immune system didn't know what to do with the disease while the baby had no adverse affects. They have since researched further and have decided not to vaccinate their children.

And I thank God our childrens' pediatrician and our physician don't push vaccines because they see the harm they cause is worse than the disease itself. Their advice to us, to help us have a favorable outcome when we do get these diseases, is to practice proper hygiene, exercise, and have a healthy diet. And when the time comes, we'll boost our immune systems to help fight it off rather than beat it down with vaccines.

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First of all, vaccines bypass the body's true immune system. So while you may seem to be immune, it isn't forever. Just because you got that particular vaccine, doesn't mean that you won't get the disease later due to it wearing off and the disease mutating. And it's much better for a child with a healthy immune system to get these diseases than an adult even if they're healthy.

So if you are okay with temporary "immunity", consider the ingredients. Asbestos, mercury (thimerisol isn't the only mercury-based preservative), aborted fetal tissue, known carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals), formaldehyde, adjuvants (chemicals added to make it more potent and have caused things like gulf war syndrome), and chemicals that cause infertility, among others.

To sum it up...it is far better for a healthy child to get these diseases than to get a vaccine that actually makes the body's immune system turn against itself. My advice...find someone with the chicken pox and get your child exposed now.

Wendy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Hi Tiffany, I am currently living in germany where the chicken pox vaccine is routinely given as opposed to the UK where it is not. I had all three of my children vaccinated as soon as I could. They are 7,5 and 2 years old. I had seen one of my friends children have the illness and my friend was house bound for a month because one of her boys had the illness for 2 weeks followed immediately by her other son for a further 2 weeks. Apart from the fact that chicken pox can be a very serious illness, I would also not like to be stuck in the house for weeks at a time when a vaccine can prevent this!

Sandi - posted on 10/07/2009

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Just be aware that this vaccine contains the live virus which is more dangerous than vaccines that don't contain live viruses (ex the polio vaccine used to contain a live virus and it was found to be contaminated with SV-40 virus which actually caused polio, brain tumors, bone cancer, lymphoma, and mesothelioma). The chicken pox vaccine also contains the DNA and proteins from human cells. Although all animal and human tissues are carefully screened for all known infectious diseases now before the vaccines are made, it is still scary to me. I'll probably give the vaccine to my kid before she reaches adulthood because that is when chickenpox becomes dangerous to catch, and at that time she will have a better immune system to deal with the vaccine. Just something to look into if you are considering the vaccine. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 10/07/2009

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Thanks for the help, Here in New Zealand we have to pay for the vaccine, Knowing it is a regular vaccine overseas does ease the mind slightly. Will definatly be looking into it.

Demisa - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:

Chicken pox vaccine??

I am thinking about getting my son the chicken pox vaccine. My oldest daughter got them at 18months and was misserable, also she now has alot of scars. I am also planning a 3rd baby and dont want them coming home from daycare with a new baby. Has anyone else given thier child the vaccine? any tips?


Yes I have let my four children receive the vaccine. The only thing I advise is to make sure you give your child Motrin right after the shot. By the way none of my children has had chicken pox thanks to me getting them the vaccine shot.

Jamie - posted on 09/29/2009

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It's mandatory in ohio and personally I don't like it. I feel it's something all children should have if they don't get it when they're young then they risk it being worse as an adult or they have to continue getting this vaccine.

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