We do not vax. Our 8.5 month old seems to have come down with a mild case of chicken pox, picked up at dd1's preschool (we're about 75% sure). We anticipate that dd1 (age 3.5) will be next. We are pleased that the girls have been infected! But...we are about to head home for the holidays, leaving Monday. My sister, father and possibly my stepmom have not had cp and are therefore not immune. They are all quite concerned about the possibility of catching it from us. We will be staying at my mom's at first, and she is immune, so she is not concerned. But my sister and dad seem quite concerned, and from what I understand, justifiably...adult chicken pox is not a pleasant infection. So....I am wondering. Should we --keep our poxy kids away from that part of the family? Am I being irresponsible in thinking that it's okay to bring them home for the holidays? Should we be encouraging grandpa & auntie (and maybe stepmom) to get immunized? Feeling somewhat guilty and uncertain...
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12/20/08 at 10:48pm