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Does it put unvaxed kids at any increased risk? I think I read that somewhere and yesterday at my older DS basketball game a mom came in there and said her kids, 4 mos and 4 years had shots a few hours ago. I kept my 5 mo old ds away, but still they were about 3 feet away. Any info? Thanks so much!
 

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I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know you need to worry if the vaccine they received is one that sheds. I know that the CP vaccine sheds and I'm sure there are others, but I can't remember what they are at the moment.
 

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Rotateq sheds, but it's just rotavirus and your kid's going to catch it at some point by age 5 anyway. EVERYONE catches it. I'd personally rather let my kid catch wild viruses than screwed with attenuated viruses and all the possible animal viruses a recently vaxed kid might be spreading at the same time, but I wouldn't worry about it, to be honest. MMR and CP vaccines shed. None of those diseases scare me, either. I'd prefer my DD didn't catch 3 or 4 of them at once, but the odds against that are astronomical, so no fears for me.
 

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So if they do catch, say CP, from a vaxed kid, is it possible they could be immune for life? Or would it be similar to being vaxed?<br><br>
I'm not worried about my kids catching diseases from vaxed kids if it's going to give them lifelong immunity. But I don't want them to get CP for no good reason.
 

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Ah, who knows anymore? Lifelong immunity never really happened for CP - you needed to be re-exposed every so often to maintain your immunity - so with CP becoming less common, NONE of us might be immune 20 years from now. (That's about how long "they" say immunity after infection lasts.)
 

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I thought the chickenpox immunity sort of lasted, but with lack of exposure shingles with emerge. There should be a lovely epidemic of shingles in older people over the next few years. Sad. But, guess what, there is now a vax for shingles, so at least some drug companies will be making money off of the epidemic that they caused.
 
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