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Rotavirus vaccine-man down!

(6 Posts)
Loveallmyboys Fri 16-Jan-15 15:03:59

Anyone got sick after their baby had this? DS had it 2 days ago and I've had D&V all day today sad coincidence?

andersonsophie89 Fri 16-Jan-15 17:40:55

No There are loads of mothers who have said their baby came down with RV after receiving the vaccine. Its a live virus inside the vaccine. Babies gut and immune system, doesnt really fully start until 6mths- so I dont know why they are giving it to babies. WHO advise mothers not to breastfed when their child gets the vaccine because mothers milk has antibodis which protects the baby and kills the virus.

stargirl1701 Fri 16-Jan-15 18:02:58

It seems like it depends where you are.

seaoflove Fri 16-Jan-15 18:09:59

Just read this NHS leaflet, and it says:

"Because the vaccine is given by mouth, it’s possible that the virus in the vaccine will pass through your baby’s gut and be picked up by whoever changes his or her nappy.
All those in close contact with recently vaccinated infants should observe good personal hygiene (e.g. washing their hands after changing a child’s nappy)."

seaoflove Fri 16-Jan-15 18:11:02

The leaflet also explains why the vaccine is given to young babies, and cannot be given after 24 weeks.

Loveallmyboys Fri 16-Jan-15 18:34:37

Ugh. Thanks. I've not fed him since this morning. He's had bottles sad

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