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: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 9:18am

You know, people like you should share this information with the CDC. They are under the impression that a person only gets CP once. You should set them straight because they think it's extremely rare. Surely your medical records show all these documented cases. Most people years ago wouldn't even think of showing up at the doctor's office with CP but if you already had it once, that would be a good reason to go in to the office for a the second opinion. It's sad that doctor's don't think to share this information with the CDC...then they wouldn't be so stupid as to think it's so extremely rare.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 9:23am

My kid recently had pox and she exposed at least 20 kids who were not vaccinated. This happened prior to the break-out of rash...which is when the kid is most contagious. Her brother had a birthday party the day before, one of the unvaccinated kids spent the night with us. He was in the van with my daughter for several hours over a two-day span. Not a single one of those unvaccinated kids got the chicken pox! I was totally shocked.

I think there is a lot we don't yet know.

I am certainly glad that both my kids had the chicken pox...my CP vaccinated son got it the worse though!!!

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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 12:08pm

Ahem and remember in my personal experience at childcare, confirmed by public health, both CP outbreaks in the toddler room were from SHEDDING vaccinated children not the unvaccinated. The vaccine strain infected the other children not the wild version.

Someone locally says Toronto public health is actually conducting a study on this now. I have been rooting around to see if this is true and what the results are or when they will be available!!!






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Registered: 12-29-2006
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 1:34am
Im 31 and I remeber having to go in the back when I had it in the 5th grade. I felt like a leper!!-R
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Registered: 12-30-2006
In reply to: linzbug77
Mon, 10-20-2008 - 2:07pm

Most of these kids who are getting the Varicella vaccine now are the ones who will have CP as adults. They've already shown that they need to do boosters to this vaccine and, honestly, how many adults do you know who are getting boosters for childhood vaccines? I know of none. Not one.

I would much prefer my children get CP when they're young, and not have to worry about it when they are adults. My 2 1/2 year old got it when she was 13 months old. She had a decent rash all over, but never seemed to be itchy; at least, we didn't have to put anything on her hands to keep her from scratching. You can bet I'll be watching for anyone in my area whose child has it so I can expose DD #2!

Yes, I do know that people sometimes get CP more than once, but the vaccine's not fool-proof either. In my mind the MANY years of knowledge of the effects/dangers of natural CP is much better than a few years of observing those of the vaccine.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Mon, 10-20-2008 - 6:14pm

I believe that too! That all these vaccinated kids will get CP as adults. Very soon we will see massive advertising about CP booster shots. That will be followed up with "and don't forget to get your shingles vaccine!" I'm sure.

Sometimes I wonder how many actually get CP twice and how often a person is mistaken. I know that some parents don't remember which child had which disease so that information can always be wrong. I know that some doctors don't know the difference in small pox and chicken pox although they say small pox is "eradicated".

I guess I don't trust in human's ability to fully understand or be able to predict these diseases. I know when my Mom was a child, they had CP parties and they purposely spread the disease from child to child. My kid got the CP, she was exposed to a lot of non vaccinated kids during her most contagious time - and not a single kid got the CP. That right there made me question every thing I thought I knew about disease. I'm glad I did more research because now I realize the diseases themselves are not that scary - not like the medical community would have you believe. The spread of these diseases don't happen the way they scare you into believing they do either.

I'm still shocked that my child didn't give anyone the CP. But I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason too.

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Registered: 12-14-2000
In reply to: linzbug77
Mon, 10-20-2008 - 10:29pm

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Tue, 10-21-2008 - 12:11pm

I read that in a book and wondered if that was what the writer (doctor) was implying. It's scary to think that it's not! The book said that the majority of pediatric doctors admitted that they would not know the difference. They rarely see either one, you know most older parents know how to treat CP and wouldn't take their children into the office anyway. That is one reason I think the number of CP vaccine failure is way higher than they could ever possibly imagine.

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Registered: 12-14-2000
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-22-2008 - 9:21am

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Since smallpox doesn't occur any longer, I fail to see why it would matter unless some crazed terrorist got ahold of the virus...and if that were to happen, I'm sure pediatricians, and all other doctors, would learn the difference real quick.

 

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Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 10-22-2008 - 10:49am

Ouch.

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