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Can rotavirus vaccine be given to an infant who has an immunosuppressed household contact?

Having an immunocompromised household contact is not usually a reason for delaying routine vaccination for others in the household. Rotavirus vaccine should be administered to susceptible household contacts and other close contacts of immunocompromised patients when indicated. All members of the household should wash their hands after changing the diaper of an infant. This minimizes rotavirus transmission from an infant who received rotavirus vaccine. Additional information on this topic can be found in the ACIP “General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization”, available at

Last reviewed: June 7, 2023

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