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Cast Your Vote:

    • I'm having lo get it -- Votes: 12
    • None vaccine mommy -- Votes: 9
    • Watching -- Votes: 1
    • Other please explain.... -- Votes: 3
Chicken pox vaccine Bryelle's Mommy 1 child; Mt Clemens, Michigan 903 posts
27th Nov '12

How do you feel about it?? Did you get it for your lo?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12

All my kids had it as well as myself and every other person I know who has kids, had their kids get it.

RadioactiveCat Due November 8 (boy); 1 child; Roanoke, VA, United States 22885 posts
status 27th Nov '12

Not getting it. I do vaccinate, except for flu and chicken pox.



I might have done chicken pox, but I haven't had it myself. We'd both have to get vaccinated at the same time in case she had a reaction and became contagious.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6245 posts
27th Nov '12

Yeah DD is getting it.
I got chicken pox when I was 2 and I spent 3 weeks in ICU, I still have scars from it.

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
27th Nov '12

My son ended up getting it at 10 1/2 weeks old, don't ask me how lol. He's not getting the vaccine and I had it when I was really young.

Bryelle's Mommy 1 child; Mt Clemens, Michigan 903 posts
27th Nov '12

Did you know that if u naturally get chicken pox you are susceptible for shingles when your older where if u get the vaccine you are not? That's why my lo is getting it... :-)

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Bryelle's Mommy:" Did you know that if u naturally get chicken pox you are susceptible for shingles when your older where if u get the vaccine you are not? That's why my lo is getting it... :-)"


I know tons of old asshats that got it naturally that never had shingles. who knew.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16502 posts
27th Nov '12

I'm a little older than most moms on her so I may be coming from a different point of view but when I was little EVERYONE had chicken pox and no one batted an eye at it, it was expected that you'd get it and thought to be abnormal if you didn't. Not only that but if it was discovered that someone you knew had and you hadn't yet, some people would have chicken pox parties into to get it so that they didn't risk getting it when much older (better to yet it young). It was never anything that anyone ever was scared of, doctors just kinda shrugged and said 'meh, they'll get over it' yet somehow now that there's a vaccine for it everyone is being scared into getting it for their LO's, I've heard so many moms being told 'if you don't your baby could die', and I'm sure it's possible but certainly not common, probably less common than dying from the flu.

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" I'm a little older than most moms on her so I may be coming from a different point of view but when I ... [snip!] ... don't your baby could die', and I'm sure it's possible but certainly not common, probably less common than dying from the flu."

I agree with this 100%. I wasn't going to get it for DS even if he didn't catch it.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Nov '12

I read about a mom on here who's 19 month old got the shingles. He hadn't had the pox, but had the vaccine. That is so fucked up. Its actually making people more likely to get shingles later in life than if they get the pox. Also the pox doesn't kill you so there is no reason to risk the vaccine. So not worth injecting toxic chemicals into my kids body.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Bryelle's Mommy:" Did you know that if u naturally get chicken pox you are susceptible for shingles when your older where if u get the vaccine you are not? That's why my lo is getting it... :-)"


You have that backwards dont you?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Bryelle's Mommy:" Did you know that if u naturally get chicken pox you are susceptible for shingles when your older where if u get the vaccine you are not? That's why my lo is getting it... :-)"


did you know you are more likely to get shingles with the vaccine than the pox?

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" You have that backwards dont you?"


>.< I don't think she knows that

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" >.< I don't think she knows that"


I still vax, but I thought she had it backwards, am I right? lol I second guessed myself lol couldnt remeber. All I know is that its kids with pox that are infecting the elderly who are more acceptable to get shingles, oh I wish I could find the article I read a while ago on it. lol

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" I still vax, but I thought she had it backwards, am I right? lol I second guessed myself lol couldnt ... [snip!] ... infecting the elderly who are more acceptable to get shingles, oh I wish I could find the article I read a while ago on it. lol"

You are absolutely right. And the vaccine isn't as strong of an immunity as the actual pox, so you are more likely to either still get the pox after the vaccine again, or get shingles later in life.