Originally Posted by hamster
I have to agree. There are major childhood diseases that we should be vaccinating against.
Personally I don't think that chickenpox or other more minor diseases should necessarily be included, but there is no doubt or question in my mind that those listed are critical.
Chickenpox is NOT a minor disease. Chickenpox in childhood causes the virus to live in your body forever, causing shingles later in life. As many of my contemporary relatives can attest to, shingles at 60 is very debilitating, and can lead to permanent nerve problems.
A simple vaccination at an early age can stop MUCH suffering later.