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Are there any vaccines given orally?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on May. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • We ship out our oral polio to Africa. Interesting, isn't it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • They used to do an oral polio when my kids were younger but when Maddalyn got her vaccines (she's 16 months), the only oral was one for Rotavirus...which she promptly spit out.
    MamaJen74

    Answer by MamaJen74 at 6:13 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Rotovirus is the only one my dd pedi gives orally too.
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 6:14 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Yes the rotavirus vaccine is oral.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 6:14 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Thank you for the information. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Polio and Rotovirus vaccines are available orally, but I believe the Polio one is for toddler age children--likely to make sure they actually ingest it.

    The Flu vaccine is available as a nasal spray administered by your pediatrician.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:23 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • My sons have had none orally.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:57 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • They dont do oral polio anymore (or shouldnt if a doctor is!).

    Flumist should also not be given to small children as it is a live virus.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • The oral polio vaccine was giving polio to adults so they don't give it anymore (of course, it took them several decades to figure that out!!)
    YzmaRocks

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 7:16 PM on May. 24, 2009