"They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine," Bevin said in an interview with WKCT, a Bowling Green radio station.
Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children between the ages of 5 and 16, according to his campaign website. lake. But the decision should not be up to the government.
"This is America," he said. "The federal government should not be forcing this upon people. They just shouldn't." [CN659005] CNN has reached out to Bevin for comment.
There have been 32 cases of chickenpox reported.
The teen and his father allege that he is discriminated against because of religious beliefs. Some Catholics worry about vaccines derived from cell lines associated with abortion.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department argued the ban "was an appropriate and necessary response to prevent further spread of this contagious illness." Chickenpox has not gone away since the vaccine was introduced in the United States in 1995, but every year, more than 3.5 million cases have been prevented by the chickenpox vaccination, the CDC said. for children. But when experts realized that a small percentage of children didn't mount a robust immunity after the first dose was changed. The two-dose vaccination program has resulted in a smaller number of outbreaks, according to the CDC.