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October 16th, 2012 (8:13 AM).
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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.
But you don't just get it once. The same pathogen that causes Chicken Pox,
causes shingles, a painful skin rash that hits primarily elderly patients who had chicken pox in their youth. These are reasons why we vaccinate.
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