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Can I get sick from my kid's rotavirus vaccine?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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The rotavirus vaccine is given to protect against the development of gastroenteritis caused by the virus.
It is a live, attenuated vaccine. There is a theoretical risk of someone who is immunocompromised coming down with gastroenteritis if they come in contact with the stool of a vaccine recipient. As such, they should avoid contact with stools for 14 days after the first dose of the vaccine.

In brief: See below
The rotavirus vaccine is given to protect against the development of gastroenteritis caused by the virus.
It is a live, attenuated vaccine. There is a theoretical risk of someone who is immunocompromised coming down with gastroenteritis if they come in contact with the stool of a vaccine recipient. As such, they should avoid contact with stools for 14 days after the first dose of the vaccine.
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