Chicken Pox Vaccine?


#1

I have recently heard that the chicken pox vaccine was derived from aborted fetal tissue – I trust the person telling me, but can’t seem to find much solid reference material and the church’s stand on vaccination against such a “killer” (aren’t they all these days?) disease…thanks!


#2

Looks like it’s true.


#3

I did not know that!


#4

[quote=leaner]I have recently heard that the chicken pox vaccine was derived from aborted fetal tissue – I trust the person telling me, but can’t seem to find much solid reference material and the church’s stand on vaccination against such a “killer” (aren’t they all these days?) disease…thanks!
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When my generation were children, our parents would send us to play with any child in the village who had chicken pox so that we could contract the virus ourselves. :smiley:


#5

For a really thorough examination of this issue visit www.cogforlife.org which stands for Children of God for Life. They have a tremendous amount of documentation to explain the situation and even offer a few alternatives.
Momsix


#6

Many vaccines are made in such a manner. I would still vaccinate my children as what is the alternative?
The chicken pox vaccine may prevent shingles so I had them vaccinated against chicken pox when they were 5.


#7

We never had our children immunized for anything based only on the dangers of immunization 20+ years ago. I have never regretted it.


#8

[quote=Pious]When my generation were children, our parents would send us to play with any child in the village who had chicken pox so that we could contract the virus ourselves. :smiley:
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That’s funny! I just heard about the chicken pox vaccine the other day and I think it’s ridiculous. Children are supposed to get chicken pox!! I got shingles several years after I got chicken pox, but I healed from both of them. A friend’s baby was given the chicken pox vaccine and he was so young that he got really sick. Why are doctors doing this to our children?!?


#9

That’s funny! I just heard about the chicken pox vaccine the other day and I think it’s ridiculous. Children are supposed to get chicken pox!!

Children with comprimised immune systems should not because it can be fatal in them. Also, not everyone who gets shingles recovers quickly from it and sometimes there are long term effects from it.


#10

Here’s the clincher, many school districts are now requiring that children have the chicken pox vaccine or will be soon. So what is a parent supposed to do?


#11

[quote=AServantofGod]Here’s the clincher, many school districts are now requiring that children have the chicken pox vaccine or will be soon. So what is a parent supposed to do?
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homeschool


#12

shingles is baaaaad! some of the most intense pain i have felt in my life. the doctor said that if i ever get again, it might kill me


#13

[quote=AServantofGod]Here’s the clincher, many school districts are now requiring that children have the chicken pox vaccine or will be soon. So what is a parent supposed to do?
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You can apply for religious exemption – every state but WVa and one other (can’t remember) offers religious exemptions and don’t let any school person tell you differently; it’s your constitutional right. There is a form, and most school officials don’t even know about it (which is really sad, considering they’re supposed to be teaching our kids the constitution, right?! – another argument for hs’ing!!) and if they do, many wont tell you about it. And why do they do this? Because it’s a MONEY MAKER PEOPLE!! Same with 1/2 the vaccines being developed now – like the Prevnar shot for a low-risk baby…3 shots, $300 later my kid is protected should she come up against pneumococcal disease in my home…lol. It was imperitive that she receive all three, until they ran out, then the song changed…and two was “plenty” – whatever!! Sorry to rant; I believe there is a need for some of it, but that much of it is just pure greed and FDA/big pharmacuetical bed-hopping…but I’m a bit of a skeptic…:stuck_out_tongue:


#14

I’m struggling with this issue as well. :frowning: My younger son is supposed to get his CP vaccine in a couple of weeks. I’m thinking I’m going to skip it. He has all his other shots already (as does my 2 year old). He got them before I knew any of this. My dilemma is if we have any more children. I don’t want to have them vax’ed with vaccines from aborted babies! It breaks my heart and makes me sick to think that I already did it to my first 2 kids. Plus, I had to get a MMR booster after my younger son was born. Ugh!

I plan to talk to a priest friend about this (and many other issues :slight_smile: ) later this week. Why does the world have to be so ugly? :frowning: :nope:


#15

Does anyone know what the Church’s position is on vaccines made from aborted fetuses.

We know that the Church is against embryonic stem cell research and this should fall into this category.

This may be a good one for Ask an Apologist.

PF


#16

[quote=Lilyofthevalley]That’s funny! I just heard about the chicken pox vaccine the other day and I think it’s ridiculous. Children are supposed to get chicken pox!!

Children with comprimised immune systems should not because it can be fatal in them. Also, not everyone who gets shingles recovers quickly from it and sometimes there are long term effects from it.
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Yes, they are but some don’t. I was 25 and in nursing school and found out I had no immunity to it. Never had it or was exposed to it (naturally) until I was pergnant with my daughter. Thank God she was unaffected but it could have been very harmful or fatal for her. The only reason she was not is because I had been vaccinated earlier, after the results of my titers, and the case was so mild that she was unaffected.


#17

[quote=AServantofGod]Here’s the clincher, many school districts are now requiring that children have the chicken pox vaccine or will be soon. So what is a parent supposed to do?
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Apply for an exemption. Very easy to do. I applied for an exemption for the Hepatitis Vaccine for my 13 yo. No problems whatsoever!

Edited to add that I had made a decision not to vaccinate against CP until my kids were entering puberty. Didn’t have to do that, as all three fought CP the “normal” way. Now I know they have lifetime immunity!


#18

[quote=coralewisjr]homeschool
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That is easier said than done. It is very expensive and many times a diploma is very difficult to obtain. It is a complicated process and not feasible for many.


#19

[quote=RocketScientist]Looks like it’s true.
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Are you sure of the validity of this article?


#20

Our local school district required all incoming Kindergarteners to either be immmunized or to have had the disease–a regulation which our Catholic school adopted from the state (of IL). I had our youngest immunized after multiple exposures to kids in the neighborhood failed to infect him.

I did not apply for an exemption (not knowing anything about the source of the immunization) because my husband, who believed he had had the chickenpox, was infected at age 33 when our eldest child got them. I have never seen a person so ill (or covered in pox!!) He was sick for two weeks and was finally admitted to the hospital he had such a bad case. It took him a full month to recover. I didn’t want anything similar happening to our son, and even though the immunization does not always prevent furture outbreaks, it does diminish their severity.


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