Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vaccines: Rotavirus Vaccination

I am researching on the vaccines that have been advised by our pediatrician.
This is one of the vaccines that my best friend had left out as she could very well prevent this with proper hygiene and good handling of food and etc.

Anyway, this one below is from the CDC. 

Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:

Rotavirus Vaccination
Pronounced "row-tuh-virus"

Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis (vomiting and severe diarrhea) among children worldwide. Two different rotavirus vaccines are currently licensed for use in infants in the United States. The vaccines are RotaTeq® (RV5) and Rotarix® (RV1). Before being licensed, both vaccines were tested in clinical trials and shown to be safe and effective. In these studies, during approximately the first year of an infant's life, rotavirus vaccine was found to prevent almost all (85%-98%) rotavirus illness episodes that were severe and to prevent 74%-87% of all rotavirus illness episodes.
Rotavirus vaccination

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