Health officials warn against ‘measles parties’

Posted at 10:58 PM, Feb 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-10 22:58:19-05

California – If you were planning to send your kid to a measles party, you may want to reconsider.

According to the Washington Post, California officials are warning parents against this practice

They issued the following warning:

“CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles,” the agency said. “It unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread.”

According to the report, a San Francisco radio station stated a woman tried to connect a mother who has unvaccinated children to someone who had the illness.

Health officials say they have received inquiries about the benefits of natural immunity instead of getting vaccinated.

Some parents also have the same idea about chicken pox. It was once common for parents to host “chicken pox parties” when one of the children became sick. They believed it was better for the kids to get sick rather than taking the risk of them getting it later on in life.

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