Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

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.

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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?

Yes. The newest generation rotavirus vaccine has been linked to an intestinal condition called 'intussusception'...[which a rare condition which needs emergent treatment. It is classically recognized by a 'lump' in the abdomen and stool that has the appearance of currant jelly.] there have been case reports in mexico, and brazil and the overall risk of the rarity is about 1 in 60-70, 000 patients. Read more...
No. The same experts who put the vaccines on hold ultimately determined they are safe and effective. In my mind, that's a highly reassuring mark of integrity. Rotavirus used to be a "season" on the pediatric ward--bed after miserable bed of febrile, dehydrated infants on IV fluids for profuse vomiting and explosive diarrhea. There's no cure, but these vaccines basically took rota off the map. Read more...
New Rotateq is ok. 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). Read more...
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 more...
Agree. I agree with dr diamond, but i would like to add that there is a strict time frame to give the rotavirus vaccine. This is done to prevent adverse problems. Read more...

Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?

Rotavirus. It is ok and the vaccine should be effective, but you need to know that some kids will develop rotavirus infection with the wild type even if they are vaccinated. Read more...

Can I get sick from my kid's rotavirus vaccine?

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...

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 more...
Depends. Some infants are lactose tolerant during what would be the breastfeeding window (BM has lactose) but later loose the enzyme as they grow older. Your kids experience with the vaccine may have just uncovered a lactose intolerance that would have emerged later.Most transient intolerance related to diarrhea or other gut insult begins to resolve within 72 hours of being placed on lactose free diet. 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 more...

What if your baby spits up all the rotavirus vaccine?

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...

Is it Normal to pass constipated stool with mucous after rotavirus vaccine.2 months old baby.

No. It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. Read more...