I was kind of surprised about this--the CP vax came out and was touted as "great for the working parent!" but most peds were like, "uh, whatever..CP is really no biggie". But then, a few years have gone by and it's like "your child will die from CP if you don't get this vax". I'm curious as to how the jump occurred! How did the fear spread so fast?
regardless of the debate regarding vaccine necessity or safety, we can all agree that vaccinations are an industry that produce big bucks. IMO, the propaganda that chicken pox will save your child from death and deformity, etc. is the platform that sells it.
my daughter is 11 & has never been vaxed for CP and has never had it. i had been struggling if i should get her the vaccine when she's 12 or not. as i began to research more and more about that decision for her, i am convinced now even more than before that we will continue to not vax here.
i can agree with both of you on what you're saying...i remember as a daycare teacher back in the 80's we used to joke around about how some day there'd be a shot for CP, and how parents would come to see it as a deadly disease, and BAM!! here we are!! Fearmongering, hype, and bullling sells vaccines... the chicken pox vaccine is proof right before my eyes. It has taken 30yrs to come to real fruition, but nonetheless, it HAS happened.