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Chicken Pox Parties

Tragically, that some folks still host and go to chicken pox parties is not a myth.

History of Chicken Pox Parties

In the pre-vaccine era, chicken pox parties made some sense.

A chickenpox quarantine sign

Since getting chicken pox was inevitable, you wanted your kids to get it when they were young.

That might help avoid some of the more serious complications of getting chicken pox as an adult.

Chicken Pox Parties

But now, with a safe and effective chicken pox vaccine, there is no good reason that kids should have to get chicken pox.

Getting chicken pox on purpose at a chicken pox party or from a chicken pox contaminated lollipop (welcome to the 21st century) that you ordered on the internet puts your child at risk with no extra benefit.

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