Thursday, March 14, 2013


I've written before about not having had any childhood illnesses as a child (see WHOOPING COUGH). Lately I have been worried about contracting chicken pox (we called it "chicken pops" when I was a kid).

Yesterday I learned from Barbara Walters that one can be infected with chicken pox from being around a person with SHINGLES! I've known several people who have had shingles and they were in the "suffering phase" of it, which, I assume, is when it's communicable. EGAD! I could have caught chicken pox! I thought one could only get it from one infected with chicken pox!

CLICK HERE to read about chicken pox from the WebMd artcle.

In talking to my friend Lori I learned that there is a vaccine to prevent chicken pox.

Guess where I'm going tomorrow?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will the shot then allow you to get shingles and do you have to get the shingles shot? ML