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Merry Christmas to your daughter! Once she's healed, she'll have the best gift ever! Immunity from chicken pox!

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except cause horrible pain and sores everywhere, I had scabs for months after having chicken pox. They have a vaccine for it now, you don't need to catch it early.

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Well not everyone has painful scabs, i had a fever for a day and nothing more lol the scabs were itchy but i felt fine the entire time

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Why do so many people dislike this? Is someone offended by it? It's a fact that it is better to get chicken pox as a kid than as an adult. He (or she) is just consoling OP.

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How is that being a d-bag? Do you want your doctor to sugarcoat everything they say? And it's chicken pox, not leukemia.

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My brother missed 2 weeks of school when he had the chicken pox. I got them the day after winter break started and missed zero days of school. I also had to stomach flu on Christmas that year and couldn't celebrate with the rest of my family because my 3 month old triplet cousins were there. Worst. Christmas. Ever.

Merry Christmas to your daughter! Once she's healed, she'll have the best gift ever! Immunity from chicken pox!

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Vaccine is restricted to seniors age 55+. Most doctors won't even consider giving it before then, and even if they did, isurance would fight covering it. Add that shingles can occur far earlier than age 55, and suddenly chicken pox is a much more troublesome illness long term.

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Not entirely. It is possible to get them over and over and over. Its also possible it can land her in the hospital, or she could have scars like most of us do. You make think scars are no big deal but to someone going through puberty, it is. And i still hate mine.

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My son had chicken pox when he was a little over a year old and he didn't have a clue about scratching yet (plus we made sure to keep his fingernails super short during the rash). He doesn't have a single scar. Scars only come when you disturb the rash by scratching.

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Sadly you don't have to be that old to get shingles. I have an autoimmune disorder and because of it I ended up getting shingles and I'm only 19. Thankfully for me it was very mild but still very uncomfortable. But I can't get the vaccine till I'm over 50.

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Chicken pox is very bad for adults. "Adults are more likely than children to die or have serious complications if they get chickenpox. - See more at: http://www.adultvaccination.org/vpd/chickenpox/facts.html#.dpuf" "If a pregnant woman gets chickenpox during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, her baby has a one in a 100 risk of having serious birth defects such as shortening and scarring of limbs, cataracts, small head size, abnormal development of the brain, and mental retardati

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Minor illness? Tell that to the hundreds of families whose children die each year from chicken pox. Not even including the pain she will be in with the sores. And the extreme possibility of getting shingles, not even when they are older. That can make you go blind. Minor my ass. There is a reason we have a vaccine for it in the states.

Hopefully your daughter will get cleared of it and still enjoy her holidays. Cheer up have a Merry Christmas.

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When I was little, chicken pox made its rounds through the elementary school I attended. My friend's mom decided to take her daughter and have her vaccinated (the chicken pox vaccine was still pretty new then) but didn't realize that she had already been infected. It made her chicken pox much worse. I'm glad they have a chicken pox vaccine, but there are situations in which it doesn't work perfectly.

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what happnes if the kid is t young for the vaccination...or what if their still the 15/20% range that got the vaccine but still got it anyway.

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I had the vaccination when it was available and I was only one in my 3rd grade class to not miss school because the other children were not vaccinated.

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Yes there is a vaccine in the shot schedule for kids in the US it's called Varicella. They give the shot around 1 year. My daughter had it at 6 months. It happens.

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I was vaccinated. It doesn't completely wipe out the possibility of getting chicken pox, and I got it anyway. But it was only a small bump under my eye and it cleared up very quickly. So worth it.

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To all the people boasting about how chicken pox is only a minor illness and it's not necessary to get vaccinated: Maybe to you it is. Other people can straight up die from it or have other serious complications. Some of those same people are unfortunately not able to receive a vaccination because their immune system isn't strong enough to handle it. So honestly, you're not an especially smart cookie for avoiding a needle sting, you're a dick who's totally okay with spreading a virus around that

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There is a HUGE difference between chicken pox and other diseases we give vaccinations for. I am completely pro vaccination, however, the chicken pox vaccine is not always effective, as other have pointed out, and it doesn't protect you from shingles. Most people born before the 90's didn't even have the option of getting a vaccine because there wasn't one. I got the chicken pox twice. There are complications from most illnesses- and they generally effect a very very small percent of the populat

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Babies get it when they are born. The chicken pox vaccine also protects against rubeola (measles), mumps, and rubella (German measles)

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63 you are completely fucking wrong in everything you said. Varicella is given at one year old because it is a live attenuated vaccine. It does not protect against measles mumps and rubella (German measles), this is a separate vaccine.

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Look at the country. Chicken pox vaccine isnt common there. It will be now that the government is realizing how much work parents have to miss when their children get it, and heaven forbid they have complications that require hospitalization.

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Firstly, OP is from the UK, and what I've been reading from other people's comments, the UK doesn't offer the chicken pox vaccine. Second, here in the US, while you still technically have the option to vaccinate your children, if you want to send your children to public school, you are required, by law, to make sure your children have all of their vaccinations. That includes the chickenpox vaccine. Lastly, the two main reasons people even get the vaccines is, obviously, to keep people from get

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Or ya know, Disneyland... Cause that happened in the USA... This year... There is currently only 1 US state that requires mandatory vaccinations and that is California. All other states have religious and personal objection exemptions for vaccines. Small pox is technically "eradicated" in first world countries. However due to the new wave of anti- vaxxers, there have been several recent outbreaks.

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