So This Lady

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So This Lady
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Wed, 10-01-2008 - 10:41pm
on another board that I go on just announced that one of her children has chicken pox even though he was vaccinated for it. I guess if you can still get something even if you were vaccinated against it, then why bother getting the vaccination?

Lindsay

 

 

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Registered: 12-27-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 12:38am

I worked in a peds office from 93-95 and they had a back door for rashes as well.


No one that I know took their kids to the doc for chicken pox.

 

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In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 1:01am

"he mumps was on a 15 year old foster child who had been vaccinated to the hilt!"

I have met people on the internet who say they were vaccinated over and over for something and still did not show positive antibody. It is interesting, but we all know that it's just more proof that one-size-fits-all medicine doesn't work.

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In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 1:09am
Tied up...bottom of the ninth.
 

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In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 1:33am
Phew!!!
 

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In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 4:25pm

LOL, you are so right... they certainly have spoiler traits.

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Registered: 06-13-2008
In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 5:49pm
It may be mild but it also CAN be serious and carry serious side effects or even death. WHy take a chance? I have stated before I am a therapist and have treated two children who suffered strokes related to chickenpox and I myself have side effects from when I had it. I would never WANT my children to have to go through an illness when it can be prevented.
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Registered: 06-13-2008
In reply to: linzbug77
Sat, 10-04-2008 - 6:10pm

This is also two big reasons why:


What are the serious complications from chickenpox?

Serious complications from chickenpox include bacterial infections which can involve many sites of the body including the skin, tissues under the skin, bone, lungs (pneumonia), joints, and blood. Other serious complications are due directly to infection with the varicella-zoster virus and include viral pneumonia, bleeding problems, and infection of the brain (encephalitis). Many people are not aware that before a vaccine was available approximately 10,600 persons were hospitalized and 100 to 150 died as a result of chickenpox in the U.S. every year.


An adult with chickenpox


For information about serious infections following chickenpox visit the following site:



Outbreak of Invasive Group A Streptococcus Associated with Varicella in a Childcare Center -- Boston, Massachusetts, 1997
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00049535.htm


Can a healthy person who gets varicella die from the disease?

Yes. Many of the deaths and complications from chickenpox occur in previously healthy children and adults. From 1990 to 1994, before a vaccine was available, about 50 children and 50 adults died from chickenpox every year; most of these persons were healthy or did not have a medical illness (such as cancer) that placed them at higher risk of getting severe chickenpox. Since 1999, states have been encouraged to report chickenpox deaths to CDC. These reports have shown that some deaths from chickenpox continue to occur in healthy, unvaccinated children and adults. Most of the healthy adults who died from chickenpox contracted the disease from their unvaccinated children.


Who wants to risk having this as an adult? Seriously!

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Registered: 12-14-2000
In reply to: linzbug77
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 12:35am

Geez...I'd love to send some kind of vibes in your direction, but I'm confuzzled as to what you want...LOL!


I hope they win, if you're feeling emotionally stable enough to continue rooting them on.


I hope they lose, if it will help you sleep at night.


It's so *hard* being a Sox (of any color) fan!!!!

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In reply to: linzbug77
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 6:24pm
Hello Lindsay, thanks for bringing up my problem onto another board, for your information, I had to get him vaccinated against chicken pox and my other two kids as well, or they couldn't attend public school, there is your answer plain and simple. I am not vaccinated against chicken pox even though at the moment I do have chicken pox for the second time. I believe I told you all of this. Glad you decided to take my info and put it on a debate, thanks alot!! I will continue to vaccinate my children thank you very much!
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: linzbug77
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 6:34pm

I didn't want to have to deal with this, but I did at the age of 19, way before they came out with the vaccination. I had it so severe, I was almsot hospitalized, it got in my mouth,

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