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There are many precautions and warnings that you should be aware of before your child gets the rotavirus vaccine. For example, this vaccine was not adequately studied in children with blood disorder or immune-suppressing conditions, nor has it been studied in children who take immune-suppressing medications; it is unknown if the rotavirus vaccine is safe and effective for such children.
Rotavirus Vaccine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
- A history of intussusception (a problem where one part of the bowel moves into the next)
- A gastrointestinal (digestive) problem or condition
- Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine in the past
- A moderate or severe illness
- An immune-suppressing condition such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- Any relatives or other close contact with a weakened immune system
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- A blood disorder
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.