I'd like to ask others if they have ever known anyone with a natural immunity to Chicken Pox?
My mother is apparently one of those who is naturally immune. She was around lots of kids with pox growing up & she never got it --- not even as an adult when *I* had it and she took care of me. She had several aunts who were also immune.
I have no idea how this type of weird immunity might skip a generation, but even though I had pox, 2 of my children appear to also be naturally immune. My middle child got a normal case of Chicken Pox and the other 2 never caught it - even though they all hung out together, played together, slept in the same bed, etc etc. They were also exposed to other children with it and never caught it from them either.
My doctor does not believe me (he says NO ONE is immune to Chicken Pox) and has scolded me for not giving my kids the Chicken Pox vaccination.
Sooo, am I being shortsighted or should they get this shot? I know you are not supposed to receive it if you have already had pox, so what would happen if a naturally immune person got the vaccine?
My oldest will be starting college soon and I know Chicken Pox is much worse if you catch it as an adult. However, my mother is in her mid-60s and has still never had it. Any opinions???
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