Before I get another well-meant phone call, email, IM, or text....let me clarrify what the pediatrician said about the chicken pox (thank you all for being so concerned....the thought is very appreciated).
Yes, chicken pox are contagious, I'm not arguing that point. However (I'm going to explain this the exact way it was explained to me, instead of paraphrasing....which didn't come across the way it should have), if you think about it, how, exactly, does a virus spread? Through bodily secretions. Now, how does THAT become air-borne? Coughing, sneezing, runny nose, etc (flu-like symptoms). So now, how might someone catch the chicken pox if it's not air-borne? By touching the spots. So, if someone has the vaccine, they don't USUALLY get the flu-like symptoms that come with it. All they have to do is avoid having someone come in contact with the pox. How might someone do this? Don't expose the pox. Cover them up prior to scabbing over, and then people won't "get contaminated". Hope this made sense. Oh, and if someone has those flu-like symptoms, stay 6 feet away from them....the virus can fly up to 6 feet from the infected person! Learn something new every day!