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Is chickenpox safe for kids?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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Wild chicken pox in its hayday annually infected 2-4 million people/yr, usually kids, killed ~50 & led to 10thou hosps in the US.
The present vaccine was first available in Japan & evaluated for 16 years before becoming adopted for general use in the US (delay primarily for cost/benefit issues).CP deaths are now quite rare.Negatives include poor protection for some & vaccine related chicken pox.

In brief: ??confusing question

Wild chicken pox in its hayday annually infected 2-4 million people/yr, usually kids, killed ~50 & led to 10thou hosps in the US.
The present vaccine was first available in Japan & evaluated for 16 years before becoming adopted for general use in the US (delay primarily for cost/benefit issues).CP deaths are now quite rare.Negatives include poor protection for some & vaccine related chicken pox.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

It is usually milder in kids and more severe in older kids and adults.

In brief: Yes

It is usually milder in kids and more severe in older kids and adults.
Dr. Robert Jackson
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