Upcoming family visit - shedding related question - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2008, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
pampered_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere short of crazy
Posts: 4,507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My ILs are coming to visit this weekend including my SIL and her daughter who is just over 1 yr old. My ds was full vaxed to 18 mos, but I have a 9mo that's never been vaxed. My SIL's daughter is fully vaxed and just recently had a round of unknown vaxes - about a week ago.

We aren't hermits by any means and often go to the library where dd has most likely been exposed to children who have been recently vaxed w/one or more of the live virus vaxes. That being said, though, it won't be quite like someone visiting your house, etc.

I don't really want to say anything as I don't think they really know that we no longer vax and I realize that the likelyhood of any exposure is small. That being said, I do want to be mindful since they are going to be at our house for much greater contact that dd would have had previously. (I should also say that there isn't anything I have against the wild versions of many of these as there are some I would like dd to be exposed to when she's older).

As best as I can figure she's possibly had Hib, PCV, IPV, MMR, Varicella, and Hep A. Of the above my understanding is that the MMR and Varicella can shed. Is that correct? Aside from the normal practices (good diaper care, proper handwashing, etc) is there anything else I should keep in mind? I don't want to get all uber-protective, just want to be mindful to reduce the chance of exposure via shedding. TIA!
pampered_mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-29-2008, 05:09 PM
 
rredhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Antioch, CA
Posts: 462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I saw no one answered, so I thought I would. Hep A can theoretically shed too. However, after more than a week, I wouldn't be worried.

~ Robyn

Mom to Jackson, b. January 2006

and Cassandra, b. October 2011

 

weadopted.gif novaxnocirc.gif

http://chittisterchildren.wordpress.com

rredhead is offline  
Old 09-29-2008, 05:38 PM
 
In Exile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: spooky northeast
Posts: 674
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would personally stay away from diaper changes of the other vaxed kid, or really desinfect my hands after that. A lot of shedding happens through feces.
In Exile is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off