Wow, where are you coming from my Catholic friend.
Yes, measles vaccine administered in the 60’s was a problem. Three major reasons why: (1) Improper cold chain (poor handling and storage of vaccine, i.e., lack of proper refrigeration), (2) use of jet injector guns (no longer used) and (3) packaged in multi 10 – 50- dose vials with greater chance of cold chain compromise (now single dose vials). Current requirements in almost all states is for two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine administered at ages 12 – 15 months and before entering kindergarten -1st grade.
The Chicken Pox vaccine is a very interesting story. Good ole vaccine manufacturer (won’t name the company) went to the State legislatures and lobbied to include it in the school/day care immunization requirements. Can those state legislatures be bought by corporate America – I think so. The State Health Dept. that I had experience with opposed it. However, the State Health Dept. folks are bureaucrats and Corporate America knows best.
The CDC and FDA (not respected by some on this forum) require before an adult/parent/guardian receiving a vaccine or their infant/child, be provided a Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) which includes both the benefits and risks of the vaccine being administered. Whether the private physician provides it or not, well that’s another issue.
In regard to the Chicken Pox vaccine, I would still strongly suggest as a Catholic concerned about your health and all other older adults on this forum, please receive the vaccine to prevent shingles. You don’ want that virus in your later age, it’s very nasty.
Lastly, the U.S. Government does have a vaccine compensation fund set up for adverse reactions. Now, who do you think lobbied for that government program? Could it just be the vaccine manufactures to prevent lawsuits as was the case before the fund was established.- BINGO?
God Bless and Peace to all