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Newly vaccinated babies.

Leeleep
Leeleep
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Is it true that we should not go near newly vaccinated babies?

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SnazzyD

Most of the baby vaccinations are not live so should pose no risk. In the UK even the polio vaccine is no longer oral and live. There is one for Rotavirus given to wee ones under 24 weeks which is oral and live. Anyone who is immunocompromised should not change the nappies for two weeks, as it passes through. The other live one is the MMR but any measles like symptoms are not infectious.

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Leeleep
Leeleep
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Thank you.

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SnazzyD

Oh yes, the nasal flu vaccine. Severely immunocompromised people should avoid close contact for a couple of weeks.

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Leeleep
Leeleep
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Thank you.

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Hollyseden
Hollyseden
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SnazzyD That's interesting re nasal flu vaccine. I saw that on TV and was thinking that my 3 year old granddaughter may be due to get that. I look after her 3 days a week while her mum works so could be complicated to avoid close contact 🤔😏

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SnazzyD
SnazzyD
in reply to Hollyseden

Re the nasal flu, the everything I've seen so far says it is a very small risk and only for severely immunosupressed people eg. Organ transplant and chemotherapy.

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Hollyseden
Hollyseden
in reply to SnazzyD

😌 phew

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PMRpro
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We aren't severely immunocompromised and the biggest risk is if WE were to have a live virus directly.

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SheffieldJane

If they are your family newborns it will do you more harm to keep away. SnazzyD

Has this one covered.

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SnazzyD

Quite possibly. I have no idea. I don't know how much of this precaution taking is companies covering themselves with a theoretical risk or they've actually had cases. The patient leaflet tells you to ask your doctor which is a cop out because they aren't experts in vaccines either.

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