Chickenpox Vaccine

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Chickenpox Vaccine

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Chicken Pox Party: RSVP No

Have you ever been invited to a chicken pox party? If so, please turn down the invitation and get the vaccine instead.

The idea is not a new one: Get your child infected with the latest "childhood disease" going around, get it over with, and move on with your life. In the age before vaccines, despite the risks, it was one way for families to deal efficiently with infectious disease that wasn't a guaranteed death sentence. Having the whole family sick at once meant, theoretically, less lost productivy and wages and less school missed. But sometimes, it also meant death, as occurred with one mother in the early 1900s who lost all her children to measles after attempting the purposeful…

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