Kentucky governor says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox

Matt Bevin said parents worried about the disease should vaccinate their children, but it shouldnt be government mandated Kentucky governor Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. During a Tuesday interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said his children were miserable for a few days after contracting chickenpox but said they all turned out fine. Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children, four adopted. The Republican leader said parents worried about chickenpox should have their children vaccinated. But he said government shouldnt mandate the vaccination. Kentucky requires that children entering kindergarten be vaccinated for chickenpox, but parents may seek religious exemptions or provide …