chickenpox-vaccineYear after year, South Korea has been experiencing chicken pox outbreaks even after the population there has been vaccinated against the disease to a near universal compliance rate of 97%. Why then, with such good vaccine coverage, are the vaccines failing to work? Vaccine supporters often claim that the majority of the population needs to comply with vaccine schedules in order for them to be effective. The logic behind this argument is that if everyone isn’t vaccinated, then the disease can spread more easily. Without pointing out some of the obvious fallacies in this argument, i.e., if you are vaccinated, you shouldn’t contract a disease from someone who has it anyhow – we can look at yet more evidence that chicken pox vaccines, along with others, consistently fail to work as they are promoted. Varicella, or the chicken pox vaccination, has been mandated in South Korea since 2005. Infants from 12 to 15 months are required by law to receive a vaccination. By 2011, the country reached a near universal compliance rate, however, varicella patients did not decrease; they have increased since reaching this mandated level of vaccination. The number of chicken pox patients reported to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has increased from 22.6 cases per 100,000 in 2006 to 71.6 cases per 100,000 in 2011. That’s a huge difference and ample proof that the vaccination program isn’t working to control the spread of the disease. More