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Old 04-18-2019, 03:39 PM
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my siblings and i all had the measles and chicken pox as children. i remember families hoping all their kids would get sick at the same time since that would be easier than multiple rounds of illness in the same household. it was just a given that kids would get these diseases and it was very odd to find an adult who had not had them as a kid.

measles/pox parties made sense in a world without vaccines for those diseases. now? no. get the effing vaccine on schedule for cryin' out loud.
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I just missed out on the German Measles vaccine (rubella) since I got that just before the vaccine became widely available. I got every other vaccine going because my mother saw a number of her friends and their siblings fall to polio, diphtheria, etc. Those experiences made her very pro-vaccine. Thanks, Mom!
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To make it very simple: Stu is not to be close to anybody with a live virus vaccine, even if weak. The flu shot is fine and many other vaccines are just fine. I make sure we all get the flu shot every year.

Stu has incurable cancer (given current knowledge of cancer), and we are expecting that he will be on tablet chemo til he dies (or the chemo causes too much trouble). Either way, his immune system is severely compromised.

Once Stu dies, obviously D can get a second shot, and I'll be sure to do so.
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my siblings and i all had the measles and chicken pox as children. i remember families hoping all their kids would get sick at the same time since that would be easier than multiple rounds of illness in the same household. it was just a given that kids would get these diseases and it was very odd to find an adult who had not had them as a kid.

measles/pox parties made sense in a world without vaccines for those diseases. now? no. get the effing vaccine on schedule for cryin' out loud.


Measles parties weren't a thing by the time I was a kid because there was a vaccine, but chicken pox parties absolutely were. Made sense in the absence of a vaccine, but not now that there is one.
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To make it very simple: Stu is not to be close to anybody with a live virus vaccine, even if weak. The flu shot is fine and many other vaccines are just fine. I make sure we all get the flu shot every year.

Stu has incurable cancer (given current knowledge of cancer), and we are expecting that he will be on tablet chemo til he dies (or the chemo causes too much trouble). Either way, his immune system is severely compromised.

Once Stu dies, obviously D can get a second shot, and I'll be sure to do so.
I'm so sorry campbell, I didn't realize that it was as bad as all that. I hope my post wasn't insensitive or upsetting.

Hugs and prayers to all of you.
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Most recent thing I had to say about the situation:
https://meep.livejournal.com/2164910.html

I am unlikely to get upset over questions, but that's not true of all people.
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