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Viruses that have been attenuated are less virulent than viruses that are not. Although the virus in the chickenpox vaccine is generally incapable of causing a disease, it still stimulates a response from the body's immune system. That response is what gives someone who's had a shot for chickenpox immunity from the illness.
reply to post by LadyLurker
in the event of an outbreak she will come home.
Home for at least three weeks.
Your religion forbids the use of vaccines then. Or did you get a medical waiver from your doctor because of allergies?
Nor does it take away that chicken pox can lead to serious complications, including death.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I don't quite understand this, isn't it good children get the chickenpox as it could be potentially lethal the older you get? I swear I've heard of "Pox parties" where parents would take their kids to an infected child's party so they can get it.
I don't know, I think I've lost touch with the world today. So much BS and PC crap going on for my likes. **Wonders back into his cave**
reply to post by Logos23
But not for mumps?
I am not anti - immunisation and all my kids have received the recommended vaccines.....but a standard vaccine for chicken pox for children is ludicrous!