Chickenpox in children is usually not serious. Why not let children get the disease?

It is never possible to predict who will have a mild case of chickenpox and who will have a serious or even deadly case of disease. Now that there is a safe and effective vaccine available, it is not worth taking this chance. In addition, even mild cases of chickenpox can spread the disease, including to people at high risk of serious complications from chickenpox illness.

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