OK, I know this can be a controversial topic and I'm genuinely interested in hearing both sides. Here's the thing. I recently had an incident where a friend of mines child got chicken pox and the mother was happy about this because she desired her children to get the actual virus rather than the vaccination. Some other friends wanted to purposefully get together with her to infect their kids! We were suppose to be getting together that weekend but I opted out because I do not want my son (11 months) to get this! On top of that my Mom is immunocompromised (she is undergoing chemo) and i do not want to take the chance of my son infecting her snd her ending up with shingles. I am all for vaccinations but am open to hearing the other side. I just have a hard time seeing why you would want your child to go through that? My son did not yet have the vaccine but I plan on him getting it at his next visit. I'm being told by this friend that getting the vaccine does not protect them lifelong and that by getting the actual virus they are garunteed to never get it again. From my research I can't find substantial evidence that this is true. So my question is, what are your thoughts on this, do u get the vaccine or want your child getting the virus??