|Inspired by the vaccine question earlier...
||[Sep. 10th, 2012|12:20 pm]
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Your mother vaccinated you against chicken pox. Your pediatrician recommended the vaccine when you were an infant and toddler, but did not give it to you when you entered school. The idea was, if you're going to get it, young school-age is the best time and the best immunity.|
However, you didn't get it. You turned twelve, and your pediatrician said it was time to get the booster for chicken pox, because young adulthood is absolutely not the time to get chicken pox. Your pediatrician said sadly, you will likely have to keep getting a booster throughout your adult life since you missed the window of the "good time" to get the disease.
1) Do you continue to get the vaccine?
2) Are you angry that you have to keep getting it?
My oldest daughter is 15 and my oldest son is 14... both didn't get chicken pox during that elementary school "window" and now they both need to keep getting the booster. I have a vague worry that they'll not remember to keep getting it after they move out of the house and end up with a horrible case of chicken pox when they're like, 25 or something. Sigh... like I needed more things to worry about. :\