A 21-year-old member asked:
Is there a safe vaccination that will prevent rotavirus infection?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, Rotateq vaccine: The old vaccine 20 years ago had intussusception side effects (intestinal problem). New RotaTeq doesn't seem to have the side effect, meaning the chance of getting intuss. Is the same with or without rotateq. Rotateq is safe enough for babies, to prevent rotavirus diarrhea&dehydration (& death in 3rd world countries). Gsk-rotarix caused a slight increase in intuss. In mexico (1 in 100, 000 babies).
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Yes there are several on the market, but only given at present to infants starting at 2 m/a usually. A proven safe , effective vaccine
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Last updated Dec 9, 2014
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