Chickenpox Lollipop? Don’t Even Think About it!
Perhaps you have heard about the Chickenpox lollipop parties. Parents worried about vaccines host parties for children to catch chickenpox the ‘natural’ way… Eating infected Lollipops or sharing food & drink with other infected children. Parents are strongly urged by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The American Academy of Pediatrics and Halsey Schools to stay away from these parties and/or infected food.
All children at Halsey Schools are required to be vaccinated against chickenpox with the Varicella Vaccine.
The CDC says:
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination
Chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox. Vaccination not only protects vaccinated persons, it also reduces the risk for exposure in the community for persons unable to be vaccinated because of illness or other conditions, including those who may be at greater risk for severe disease. While no vaccine is 100% effective in preventing disease, the chickenpox vaccine is very effective: about 8 to 9 of every 10 people who are vaccinated are completely protected from chickenpox. In addition, the vaccine almost always prevents against severe disease. If a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is usually a very mild case lasting only a few days and involving fewer skin lesions (usually less than 50), mild or no fever, and few other symptoms.
Please stay away from these parties. Mailing infected items is illegal. Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers should all be immunized.