Chicken Pox Vaccine Newark DE

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.

Deborah Bross Drop, MD
314 E Main St Ste 101
Newark, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1999

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Stephen Arthur Pearlman, MD
(302) 733-2410
PO Box 6001,
Newark, DE
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Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Neonatology Associates

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(302) 454-0362
J30 Omega Professional Centre
Newark, DE
 
Vitale Joseph A DO
(302) 368-8612
4735 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, DE
 
Russell Jeffrey B MD
(302) 738-4600
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, DE
 
Dr.Sangita Modi
(302) 737-3281
314 E Main St # 101
Newark, DE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Hospital: Christiana Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(302) 994-9692
537 Stanton Christiana R
Newark, DE
 
Dr. Aravinda Ayyagari
(610) 459-3763
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd (H)
Newark, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kerry A Kirifides
(302) 918-6400
875 Aaa Boulevard
Newark, DE
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Pediatrics

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(302) 368-8612
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Rd Medical Arts Pavilion 2
Newark, DE
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Pediatrics

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Ask the Doctor - Chicken Pox Vaccine

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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.

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