Beacon Journal | 02/07/2006 | Heading off Chickenpox
This is a disease I'm not sure we really need a vaccine for. Granted I had an extremely light case of chicken pox. My brother probably would have killed for the vaccine with the case he got from me. Same with my one niece who was the last of the 3 (at the time) to get them (over Christmas to boot). They say there was 100 children a year who died from chicken pox (not sure what the population size is). Even if this is just Akron (and I think more like Ohio-wide), it still seems like a pretty low number to pad the drug companies already swelled bottom lines.