Can an adult get rotavirus from exposure to the baby...


Can an adult get rotavirus from exposure to the baby vaccine? Eg. Baby put hands in mouth after oral vaccine, then put hand in adults mouth when being comforted....


If an adult is exposed to the actual rotavirus vaccine in the manner you have described, they wouldn't get the disease because the vaccine contains a weakened form of rotavirus that does not cause disease. The exception to this is a person who has a weakened immune system due to disease or medical treatment. They could theoretically become ill however the risk is extremely low.

In addition, the virus from the vaccine may be found in your baby's stool for at least 10 days after immunization. Parents and caregivers should wash their hands thoroughly after changing diapers.  If you have concerns, please speak with your health care provider.

Immunization Nurse