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Reaction To Rotavirus Vaccine Signs
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Rotavirus vaccine: Rotavirus vaccine reaction- mild problems include temporary vomiting, diarrhea and irritability- serious problems occurring in 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 include intussuception- a blockage of the intestine. Rarely 1 in 1 million one can have an allergic reaction. More about rotavirus vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/rotavirus.html ...Read more
Your pediatrician: You should see your pediatrician first so he/she can determine that the symptoms your child has are indeed due to the rotavirus vaccine. Look at the cdc vaccine information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-rotavirus.Pdf reaction to this vaccine is very uncommon, so you may have to look for other causes of the problem (you did not specify what the symptoms are). ...Read more
See below: The rotavirus vaccine is given to protect against the development of gastroenteritis caused by the virus. It is a live, attenuated vaccine. There is a theoretical risk of someone who is immunocompromised coming down with gastroenteritis if they come in contact with the stool of a vaccine recipient. As such, they should avoid contact with stools for 14 days after the first dose of the vaccine. ...Read more
Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?
2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 6 week old just got the rotavirus vaccine and my 19 month old sucked my 6 week olds dummy.?
You Are Wrong: Since the introduction of the vaccine, it is estimated that the number of children requiring ed visits has decreased 75% from 400, 000/year to 100, 000/year. And in the usa several dozen deaths from rotavirus per year has decreased.And you think this is harmless! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby have lactose intolerance after rotavirus vaccine. Passed already month, how long it should take recovery?
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance most commonly runs in families, and symptoms usually develop during the teen or adult years, although babies can also get this. It is due to deficiency in the enzyme lactase which degrades lactose, the sugar in milk. Most people with this type of lactose intolerance can eat some milk or dairy products without problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my baby's oral rotavirus vaccine got all over her face, can the virus be spread from there? Should I clean her face?
No spread: Many times infants will spit out the oral vaccine while the provider is attempting to give them their vaccine. No need to worry, the virus can not be spread in this manner. You can wash your infant's face with warm water mainly due to the added flavoring in the suspension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that giving rotavirus vaccine during the 5th month is quite late and have high risk of intussusception. Should i be worried?
Rota virus vaccine : The rota virus vaccines available currently are very safe with very low risk for intussesception. 5 mos is not late but it should be completed by age 6 mos. I hope that was her 2nd dose of the 2 dose series. I have not seen a single case of inussesception in relation to rota virus vaccine. Good luck. ...Read more
Do not repeat it: Unfortunately, as it is impossible to know just how much of the vaccine a baby has had, it is advisable not to repeat giving it orally to the baby so as to avoid giving too much of the vaccination. Though the vaccine may generate less immunity when only some of it is given, there may still be some benefit to the dosage that he or she has kept down. ...Read more
Post vaccine fever: Low grade fever after vaccinations is common in infants. Please make sure the vaccination site(s) are not indurated, (tender ,red and bumpy) and she is feeding well. Keep acetaminophen on board as needed. I would take her back to your pediatrician if fever persists more than a week to make sure there is no other reason for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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