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3l.5 Is the rotavirus vaccine effective for breastfeeding infants?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3l.5 Is the rotavirus vaccine effective for breastfeeding infants?

Although the rotavirus vaccine has been withdrawn as of October, 1999,
I am retaining the answer to this question, in case it should be later
reintroduced in some form.

For infants receiving the full three doses, breastfeeding infants show
the same level of immunity as formula-fed infants. For infants
receiving only one dose, immunity may be less among breastfed infants.

 

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