A degree of sarcasm towards the impeccable logic of immunologists....
Originally Posted by janellesmommy
I did what I thought to be a thorough search on Google, and I could not find anything agains the shingles vaccine! I found plenty of pages complaining that the chickenpox vaccine has made the shingles vaccine necessary, but nothing on why my father should not get it.
1) It's too new a vaccine for there to be any sniff of a problem.
2) Even 10 years down the line, there is unlikely to be any sniff of a problem, because after vaccines, any bad effects are always coincidental and are never
caused by vaccines.
Never mind that if you were given an antibiotic and had anaphylactic symptoms you'd be made to wear a medic alert, and avoid that antibiotic for the rest of your life.
Such logic never applies to any living biologic, which is what a vaccine is called.
|It claims to be 50% effective at prevention, and for the rest it says
Which is commonly called "hedging your bets". It means that when someone gets shingles after the vaccine the doc says
|Oh no, it wasn't from the vaccine, and probably wasn't because the shot didn't work. It's all those irresponsible mothers who don't vaccinate their kids with the chickenpox vaccine, so chickenpox still floats around. If they had done that, then this vaccine would have worked for you
|Shingles is so painful, can cause permanent damage, and is becoming quite common.
Really? I know lots of people who have had shingles, it wasn't that painful, and none of them have permanent damage.
So why is it that shingles is NOW
becoming "more dangerous"? Might it be that the recipients of permanent damage live on white bread, white sugar, taffy and coca-cola? After all, shingles has been around for decades, and never have there been huge studies showing that older people had problems with shingles. Perhaps now, the problem is with older people? How have their lives changed in the last 50 years?
|I know one way to help prevent shingles is to be regularly exposed to chickenpox, but scouting for chickenpox parties is not something he would do.
But in an older person who "might" live as described above, a chickenpox party might actually provoke shingles... you never know. After all, lots of kids given the CP vaccine, come down with shingles not long after.
Might there not be a connection?
Of course not. Silly me.
Facetiousness within this post is poked at the universe, not anyone in particular. It's that time of the month.