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Live Vaccines for Pets and HIV patients
Jul 23, 2013

I can't seem to find anyone who can comment on this. My partner has HIV, low CD4 (<100), but undetectable, but he has also had a liver transplant and is on ProGraf. A question, his sister wants him to visit but they two ne puppies just vaccinated (and will be every 2 weeks for six doses) with a canine vaccine Intervet 5-way, that has live attenuated virus. Should be not visit until after the vaccination schedule is complete? Any thoughts? Our vet isn't sure and neither me or her could find anything online to help answer question.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello,

Since dog pathogens (with rare exceptions) don't infect people, there shouldn't be any problem with your sister's puppies visiting your partner. The same isn't necessarily true for people who have been recently vaccinated with live attenuated virus vaccines.

I hope that helps, BY



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