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Can anything bad happen from the vaccinations for measles or chicken pox?

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Dr. Julia LaJoie
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Get vaccinated: No, the rare side effects of vaccinations are nothing compared to the actual diseases. Do not believe the internet garbage out there. Vaccines are very safe and have eliminated terrible deadly and disfiguring diseases. Measles can cause encephalitis and sterility in males, chicken pox can become infected and come back as shingles in later life. These diseases are not gone in other countries.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ocasionally: Ocassionally there is a breakdown in the handling of vaccines and that can cause them to weaken and not provide the protection you expect. Vaccine potency is my constant concern and we have protocols in place to be sure the vaccine has arrived in good shape/is stored correctly, and given in the manner that assures its potency.The other media driven scare issues are unfounded bunk.
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