Galveston County Daily News September 3, 2013
In the latest VaccineSmarts column by Dr. Richard Rupp and Bridget Hawkins of UTMB’s Sealy Center for Vaccine Development: Vaccinating family members and close contacts to protect a vulnerable person is called cocooning. Some people worry that they can spread the live vaccine’s virus to someone with a weak immune system. That really doesn’t happen. The exceptions are with the nasal influenza and varicella vaccines.