Chicken Pox Vaccine Loveland CO

I know controversies surround a number of childhood vaccines. In particular, why should I give my child the chicken pox vaccine if it is such a mild and normal childhood illness? My advice is not to vaccinate, but instead to expose your child to chicken pox if you can, since the disease itself confers lifelong immunity. The vaccine, on the other hand, does not. Once its protection declines (after about 10 years), your child would be susceptible to chicken pox as a young adult.

Stevens Eric MD
(970) 461-9124
1808 Boise Avenue
Loveland, CO
 
Michael David Quintana, MD
(970) 669-3298
2021 Boise Ave
Loveland, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1975

Data Provided by:
Wilson Andrea MD
(970) 663-5437
2802 Madison Square Drive
Loveland, CO
 
Arthritis Center of the Rockies P C
(970) 461-1880
239 West 67th Court
Loveland, CO
 
Kindsfater Kirk MD
(970) 663-3975
2923 Ginnala Drive
Loveland, CO
 
Culver William G MD Facp
(970) 669-6660
1808 Boise Avenue
Loveland, CO
 
Northern Colorado Pulmonary Consultants PC
(970) 461-9124
1808 Boise Avenue
Loveland, CO
 
Wiesner Mark L Do Faap
(970) 663-5437
2802 Madison Square Drive
Loveland, CO
 
Alan Lee Tomlinson, MD
(970) 663-5437
2555 E 13th St
Loveland, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided by:
Loveland Pediatrics
(970) 663-5437
2555 East 18th Street Suite STE
Loveland, CO
 
Data Provided by:

Ask the Doctor - Chicken Pox Vaccine

Provided by: 

By Randall Neustaedter, OMD, Lac

I know controversies surround a number of childhood vaccines. In particular, why should I give my child the chicken pox vaccine if it is such a mild and normal childhood illness?


Good question, since the disease itself rarely results in complications. Prior to the introduction of the chicken pox (varicella) vaccine in 1995, deaths from chicken pox occurred in only 0.0014 percent of healthy children. My advice is not to vaccinate, but instead to expose your child to chicken pox if you can, since the disease itself confers lifelong immunity. The vaccine, on the other hand, does not. Once its protection declines (after about 10 years), your child would be susceptible to chicken pox as a young adult. At that age and into later adulthood, the disease tends to last much longer and come with more severe symptoms.

What concerns me even more is the fact that the vaccine is associated with a number of severe reactions. In fact, in the first five years of the vaccine’s use, the government-funded Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (www.vaers. hhs.gov) received 9,500 reports of adverse effects from the vaccine. These included several deaths and 193 reports of nervous system reactions including partial paralysis and seizures. Other reported reactions include arthritis and bleeding disorders.

In healthy children, chicken pox is a mild and self-limiting disease. Although the disease is uncomfortable for your child, I do not feel the potential benefit from the vaccine is worth the potential risks.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...

Local Events

5 WEEK Childbirth Education- Lakewood Location
Dates: 8/23/2014 – 8/23/2014
Location:
The Giggling Green Bean, Inc. Lakewood
View Details

5 WEEK Childbirth Education- Lakewood Location
Dates: 8/30/2014 – 8/30/2014
Location:
The Giggling Green Bean, Inc. Lakewood
View Details

5 WEEK Childbirth Education- Lakewood Location
Dates: 11/15/2014 – 11/15/2014
Location:
The Giggling Green Bean, Inc. Lakewood
View Details

5 WEEK Childbirth Education- Lakewood Location
Dates: 11/22/2014 – 11/22/2014
Location:
The Giggling Green Bean, Inc. Lakewood
View Details

5-WEEK Childbirth Education- Tennyson Location by The Giggling Green Bean, Tennyson Street
Dates: 8/4/2014 – 8/4/2014
Location:
The Giggling Green Bean, Inc. Dever
View Details