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Rotavirus Vaccine Live Oral Pentavalent Side Effects
I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?
Not True: So far the "new" vaccine appears quite safe with no evidence of serious side effects.And the experts continually moniter the vaccine for side effects.And since the vaccine has been used the number of children taken to er's with severe rotavirus dehydration has declined from roughly 400, 000 per year to about 100, 000 per year. Huge and this will only get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?
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.?
We do: Breast milk is the best nutrition for your newborn and infant. That is the sole reason women are able to produce milk. While breast milk does contain antibodies, reducing the risk of infection, it is not foolproof. Rotovirus can cause a serious illness, killing over 440, 000 children a year worldwide (5% of all childhood deaths). The vaccine helps to reduce the risk of acquiring the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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