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    Chicken Pox
    mrswhitecastle posted:
    Apparently it is still possible to get Chicken Pox, even though you have recieved both vaccinations. It looks like only 2% develop it after being vaccinated. Even with those odds, BOTH my kids currently have the Chicken Pox.

    The good news is that it's a mild case, and it shouldn't take them very long to get over it. They think it's a pretty sweet deal right now -- they feel fine AND don't have to go to school!
    Emily (7) Elizabeth (5)
    baby1at35 responded:
    Wow! I did hear at one point that when they have the vaccine if they get the pox it isn't as severe.
    But yikes! Hope they get over it quickly.
    Me (43) 2 busy boys 7 yrs and 6 yrs
    iocasta responded:
    Oh dear. I remember having chicken pox when I was five at this time of year. I was bummed because I missed my Kindergarten Christmas party. Mine was pretty mild as well but I gave it to my siblings and they have really bad cases.
    seeit2 responded:
    That stinks! I bet they were glad for a few extra days off though!

    How are you feeling? The lungs all healed up?
    Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
    sarah0323 responded:
    I hope they are feeling better. Good Luck to you.

    I got Chicken Pox twice a mild case in K and a much harder case after my brother had it when I was in 1st grade.
    Me 33, DD - O 13, DS1 -J 8, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 5, DD2 - E (11/10)

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