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Old 12-06-2011, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My grandmother who is in her 70s just got this vax. Both my kids are unvaxed. I have a 4yr old and a 5 month old. The 5 month old is exclusively breastfed.  Her Dr. told her to stay away from infants for 2 weeks. Is this sufficient enough?  I have read that shedding can be possible for up to 30 days.  We are supposed to see her tomorrow, but I am a little concerned about this. Do I need to be? I wouldnt care if my 4yr old contracted something but not sure about my little one.

 

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The shingles vaccine package insert says that it can shed, but it does not say for how long.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM132831.pdf

 

Considering that the shingles vaccine is just a very strong chickenpox vaccine, I think the information from the chickenpox vaccine package insert would apply to this question.

 

It says, "vaccine recipients should attempt to avoid, whenever possible, close association with susceptible high-risk individuals for up to six weeks."

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM142813.pdf

 

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