Rotavirus vaccine, Doses, reaction, price Topics List

Rotavirus vaccine

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe vomiting and diarrhoea among infants and young children.

Doses are recommended at these ages:

First Dose: 2 months of age
Second Dose: 4 months of age
Third Dose: 6 months of age (if needed)

Risks of a vaccine reaction

Mild problems - Babies might become irritable
Serious problems - Intussusception is a type of bowel blockage that is treated in a hospital, and could require surgery
Problems that could happen after any vaccine - allergic reaction few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination.

Rotavirus vaccine price :

A New, 'Made in India' Rotavirus Vaccine Might be the World's Cheapest. It costs Rs 200 for the required three doses