I had just recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who vaccinates for most diseases but doesn't want the V vax. She had said to me that she would hapilly bring her child over for a chicken pox play date if the opportunity came along. Now while I want dd to have natural and hopefully lifelong imunity to most diseases I'm not sure I would be OK with bringing her to an infected play date. I respect that other parents do this but I probably can't. At least not now. I'm hoping to 'just get them' ... somewhere ... someday.
Which brings me to this question - what would be the max age for MMRV diseases for a child to get them 'safely'?
I know they're definitely more serious in adults, even teenagers. So where would the limit be? When should I start to panic? Because - quite frankly - if dd doesn't get them by that certain age (she is only 2 now) I would honestly rather find the bugs than have her get the vax.
At what age would you do titers and decide what the next step will be? What are your plans? Will you give the vax(es) at some point in case of no immunity?
Edited by boomer78 - 2/23/12 at 9:17pm