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03-05-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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Rotavirus vaccine for crohnie's kid

Hi everyone, my husband has crohn's disease and is currently stable on Remicade and methotrexate. We had a baby in December and she is due to get her Rotavirus vaccine dose 1 now. Her pediatrician and my husband's gastroenterologist were concerned since it's a live virus vaccine. They have come to a decision that she will get the vaccine and her father should be careful around her. He shouldn't change her diapers for 2-3 weeks and he should wear gloves and a mask if he wants to hold her. We are ok with not changing her diapers but gloves and mask seem too far. Anyone have any insights on this?
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03-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #2
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You could check the cdc website
I know live virus is “shed” by those with the live vaccine
That said my kiddo was in school next to many kids who got live vaccines while on biologics
So not sure
http://www.immunize.org/askexperts/experts_rota.asp

This says to just wash your hands ..,,
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03-05-2019, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks MLP. our baby is getting the vaccine tomorrow. I hope both of them will be okay. Dh won't be handling her diapers for 3 weeks. It's the mask and gloves that bother him.

03-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #4
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I think though if your kiddo is tiny and the docs want him in gloves and mask
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Better to follow docs orders
03-10-2019, 09:18 PM   #5
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I wonder about some of these vaccines, especially giving live vaccines to very young kids. I'd consider getting a second opinion because there are two red flags here to me - the live vaccine in general and exposure to your husband.
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