A 29-year-old female asked:
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my 2 mth old just got roteq vaccine for rotavirus. i was told to wash hands good after poopy diapers. can virus be transferred through babies saliva?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Rota virus vaccine contains weakened yet live virus and therefore has a potential to infect individuals with weakened immune system. The virus is excreted In vaccinated infants’ feces but not in their saliva.
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
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