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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 01:37 PM

40. Chicken pox for the vast majority of children had no serious consequences, as you know.

In fact, the US waited to approve the vaccine for ten years after it was being used in Japan because the disease wasn't considered very dangerous. As a parent, I remember waiting impatiently for the vaccine to get approved because, while not usually dangerous, the disease was very uncomfortable for my child and we both lost a lot of sleep. I was glad when it finally got approved in time for my youngest child to get it.

But if the ten years of Japanese experience had shown serious consequences to a small number of children vaccinated, then that would have changed my calculation completely.

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