When do you get the rotavirus vaccine?

When do you get the rotavirus vaccine?

When do you get the rotavirus vaccine?

The first dose of rotavirus vaccine should be given before a child is 15 weeks of age. Children should receive all doses of rotavirus vaccine before they turn 8 months of age. Both vaccines are given by putting drops in the infant’s mouth. Your child’s doctor can help you choose which rotavirus vaccine to use.

How long is care of rotavirus vaccine?

What should I avoid after receiving rotavirus oral vaccine? For up to 15 days after receiving rotavirus vaccine, the child should avoid coming into contact with anyone who has a weak immune system. There is a chance that the virus could be passed from the child to that person.

How often is rotavirus vaccine given?

RotaTeq (RV5; Merck) is recommended for routine oral administration for all infants as a 3-dose series. The usual schedule is at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. Rotarix (RV1; GlaxoSmithKline) is recommended as a 2-dose series at ages 2 and 4 months. The minimum interval between doses of rotavirus vaccine is 4 weeks.

What is the cost of rotavirus vaccine?

ROTAVACv/​s other rotavirus vaccines and RotarixÔ (Glaxo Smith Kline) are the two currently available vaccines against rotavirus infection. RotaTeqÔ is administered in three doses, each costing about Rs. 900 (Total Cost = Rs. 2700) and RotarixÔ is administered in two doses, each costing about Rs.

What is painless injection for baby?

Painless or acellular vaccines contain fewer antigens or only some of the cellular material rather than complete cells which are found in the painful variants. Painless versions are more commonly used in the immunisation of young children and in India are still usually administered via syringe.

Can vaccines cause baby to spit up?

Babies might pull their legs up to their chest. Your baby might also vomit several times or have blood in the stool, or could appear weak or very irritable. These signs would usually happen during the first week after the first or second dose of rotavirus vaccine, but look for them any time after vaccination.

Is rotavirus vaccine a live virus?

The vaccine contains live human rotavirus that has been weakened (attenuated), so that it stimulates the immune system but does not cause disease in healthy people. However it should not be given to people who are clinically immunosuppressed (either due to drug treatment or underlying illness).