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Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

Information about Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) Uses

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) is used for prevention of diarrhoea due to rotavirus.

How Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) works

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) contains small amounts of rotavirus (a virus that causes diarrhoea). It works by provoking the the immune system to produce antibodies (proteins), without actually causing a disease. In the event of infection, these antibodies protect against protect against diarrhoea caused by rotavirus.

Common side effects of Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

Vomiting, Fever
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Expert advice for Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

  • Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) helps protect your baby from a kind of virus (rotavirus) that can cause bad diarrhea.
  • It is given to your baby by mouth. 
  • The first dose is given when the baby is around 6 weeks old and the second dose, at least 4 weeks after the first dose (before 6 months old).
  • Inform your doctor immediately if your baby has severe vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, or severe stomach pain.

Frequently asked questions for Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)

Q. What is Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)?

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) is a live attenuated (weakened), liquid frozen vaccine containing live rotavirus strain that is used for the prevention of rotavirus infection. Rotavirus infection is a highly contagious infection that spreads at a very fast pace from child to child, and is caused by a virus, mostly affecting infants and young children. Giving Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) is the best way to prevent Rotavirus infection.

Q. How is Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) given?

Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) is given orally (by mouth) as oral drops. It should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral).

Q. What should I inform my doctor before getting my child vaccinated with Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)?

You should inform your doctor doctor before administering Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) if the child had any severe allergic reaction to Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) in the past, is severely allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine, if the child has any immunodeficiency disorder or intussusception (a serious condition involving obstruction of the intestine, occurring mostly in children).

Q. What are the possible side effects of Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral)?

Most of the children who get Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral) don’t have any side effects. However, some children may experience mild side effects like fussiness, diarrhea and vomiting. These side effects usually resolve on their own after sometime. If they do not get better, consult your doctor.

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