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Old October 15th, 2012 (9:47 PM).
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Originally Posted by LividZephyr View Post
I think the Chicken Pox vaccine was a stupid idea. Why immunize kids from a disease they'd only get once, and wouldn't die from? (It's like one in 10 million, or am I overstating?) Let their immune systems grow by fighting an actual disease.

It's also dangerous to use some vaccines, as they have high risk of actually infecting somebody. I think it should be someone's choice on most of them - but some need to be required. We need to prevent these things from killing us. Let us hope they can eventually do this for cancer...
This is because the body develops antibodies to prevent subsequent symptoms of these diseases. Vaccines work the same way, except the pathogen is dead or inactive, so that the body can develop antibodies without first having experienced the symptoms of infection.
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