Rotavirus vaccine, Doses, reaction, price...

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

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