Your Child's Immunizations: Rotavirus Vaccineenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-yciRotavirus-enHD-AR2.jpgFind out when and why your child needs to get this vaccine.rotavirus, vaccines, vaccination, varicella, varicela, vaccination, vacine, immunization, immunize, inoculate, inoculation, virus, infections, vaccination, vacine, immunization, immunize, innoculate, innoculations, virus, infection, vaccines, vaccinate, vacksines, immunized, immunizations, shots, inoculate, inoculation, infections, viruses, vaccinations, vaccinated, immunizations, immune, immunity, diseases, infections, infectious diseases09/17/201202/21/202002/21/2020Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD02/10/20200baf6014-59c7-4feb-b3c1-609f66ec5725https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rotavirus-vaccine.html/<h3>What Is Rotavirus?</h3> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rotavirus.html/">Rotavirus</a> is a common <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/germs.html/">virus</a> that causes vomiting and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a>. It usually affects infants and young children. Childcare centers are a common site of outbreaks.</p> <h3>Rotavirus Immunization Schedule</h3> <p>The vaccine is a liquid given by mouth. Children get it at ages 2 and 4 months, and again at 6 months, depending on the brand of vaccine used.</p> <h3>Why Is the Rotavirus Vaccine Recommended?</h3> <p>Rotavirus can cause severe diarrhea, which can lead to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">dehydration</a>. Some kids who get it need care in a hospital.&nbsp;Besides protecting children who get the vaccine, immunization can help stop the spread of rotavirus in a community.</p> <h3>What Are the Possible Side Effects of Rotavirus Immunization?</h3> <p>Side effects can include diarrhea, vomiting, and a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>.</p> <h3>When to Delay or Avoid Rotavirus Immunization</h3> <p>The vaccine is not recommended if your child:</p> <ul> <li>is currently sick. But simple <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cold.html/">colds</a> or other minor illnesses should <strong>not</strong> prevent immunization.</li> <li>had a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/anaphylaxis.html/">serious allergic reaction</a> to an earlier dose of the vaccine.&nbsp;Tell your doctor if your child has an allergy to latex, as one of the rotavirus vaccine brands has a latex applicator.</li> <li>has <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/severe-immunodeficiency.html/">severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)</a>, a genetic disorder</li> <li>had <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/intussusception.html/">intussusception</a>, a type of bowel blockage, in the past</li> </ul> <p>Ask your doctor if the vaccination is OK if your child:</p> <ul> <li>has a digestive system problem or a gastrointestinal disease</li> <li>has immune system problems from a disease such as cancer</li> <li>takes <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/steroid-treatment.html/">steroids</a>, or other drugs that weaken the immune system</li> <li>is getting <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chemotherapy.html/">chemotherapy</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/radiation.html/">radiation therapy</a></li> </ul> <p>Your doctor may decide that the benefits of vaccinating your child outweigh the possible risks.</p> <h3>Caring for Your Child After Rotavirus Immunization</h3> <p>Check with your doctor to see if you can give either <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> for pain or fever, and to find out the right dose.</p> <p>If your child has vomiting or diarrhea, give small amounts of fluid often and watch for signs of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dehydration.html/">dehydration</a>, such as less urine (pee) than usual.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Call the doctor if:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>You aren't sure if the vaccine should be postponed or avoided.</li> <li>Your child has problems after the immunization.</li> </ul> <p>Rarely, some kids will develop intussusception within a week of getting the first or second dose of the vaccine. So watch your child for symptoms such as:</p> <ul> <li>intense belly pain with uncontrollable crying</li> <li>vomiting</li> <li>blood or mucus in the poop</li> <li>weakness, drowsiness, or fussiness</li> </ul> <p><strong>Call your doctor right away</strong> if your child has any signs of intussusception.</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-metadata.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-controller.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/single-well-child-vaccines-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div>Las vacunas de su hijo: vacuna contra el rotavirusLa vacuna, que es un líquido que se administra por la boca (vía oral), es recomendable a los dos, cuatro y seis meses de edad, dependiendo de la marca concreta de la vacuna que se utilice. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/rotavirus-vaccine-esp.html/244f03a7-6b60-421d-930d-157cd332d956
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RotavirusRotavirus infection affects most kids and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea. A vaccine to prevent it is now recommended for all kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rotavirus.html/f213231c-41fc-4b8c-9998-4ef4d479d5fa
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