Chicken Pox Vaccine Rock Hill SC

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.

Roberta Milton S Gray, MD
(803) 324-4941
2871 Oak Park Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr. Roberta Milton S Gray
(803) 324-4941
2871 Oak Park Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(803) 985-8914
1923 Farrow Dr
Rock Hill, SC
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(803) 327-1116
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Rock Hill, SC
 
Antonya W Godbold, MD
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr. Antonya W Godbold
(585) 275-2821
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(803) 329-7588
2975 Kaneland Ct
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan Jo Deur, MD
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1990

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360 S Herlong Ave
Rock Hill, SC
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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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