Chicken Pox Parties - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/12/05

Chicken Pox Parties

If you get invited to a chicken pox party...say no.

That's the advice from the Texas Medical Association which says some parents look for a chance to expose their kids at a convenient time to be down with the illness, but the TMA says today we know that for some children, chicken pox is not just a childhood nuisance. The rash it brings can be devastating not to mention other life-threatening complications that can be triggered by the disease.

So, this reminder tonight from the TMA rather than a chicken pox party, an immunization party is a much smarter idea. That vaccine is required before school starts anyway, and it is much safer than exposure to the virus.

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