By BadLuck - 21/12/2015 11:45 - United Kingdom - Bicester
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Happens to everyone, don't worry about it, op. It'll go away eventually. Be happy she got it early. Merry Christmas op!
Actually, a good time to get it. Your daughter can hopefully recover without missing a bunch of school...
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!
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.
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.
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.
minor illness, really. dunno if its severe for adults, but, at least she wont miss school or anything.
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 retardation. - See more at: http://www.adultvaccination.org/vpd/chickenpox/facts.html#.dpuf" Assuming the parent has already gotten chicken pox as a child, she'll be okay.
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.
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.
Actually, immunizations aren't 100%. Children vaccinated against chicken pox can still get it, it is usually milder and goes away faster. Maybe you should know what you are talking about before you let your fingers do the talking. The vaccine was introduced in 1995 and the combination vaccine MMRV was introduced in 2005.
The chicken pox are a very rarely deadly virus (unless the child is very young, or had a compromised immune system). Getting the vaccine is a matter of choice and convenience. There are several instances where it doesn't actually prevent chicken pox, and you can still get shingles as an adult even if you have gotten the vaccine. There are several diseases which The vaccine should be should be given/ smallpox, rubella, German measles, polio... However chicken pox is not one of them. Perhaps less judgy next time.
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 might end somebody else's life.
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 population. There is a difference between making informed decisions and spreading fear and propaganda...
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 getting the diseases; but also to wipe out those diseases. Because of the Smallpox vaccine, nobody ever catches Smallpox anymore, and even if you didn't get the vaccine, you still probably wouldn't catch it, cause who are you going to catch it from? Smallpox has been nearly wiped out, and the only places that you can still find the virus is in small underdeveloped countries, and in government research facilities where it is locked up, and nobody can touch it except professionals in hazmat suits.
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.