That was really the recommended way to do it, though. There wasn’t a vaccine yet, and getting it as a child meant much more mild disease than getting it as an adult. Shingles were rare and preferable to getting chickenpox. Which makes sense with the limited information that was available at the time. However, with the information that is available today, people still think having a covid party is a good idea.
I am mid-thirties, had chickenpox young, then got shingles young (at 6 or 7). I was told my shingles were a stress response, any insight? My Drs always have said it was so unusual that I had shingles so young Just had shingles this past winter (30) and my doctor pretty much said the same thing. He said no one really knows what activates the virus, but stress is usually what doctors will say.