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The rotavirus vaccine helps protect young children against a virus that can cause severe diarrhea that oftentimes may lead to hospitalization. At this time, there are no approved uses of the rotavirus vaccine for adults or children older than 24 weeks old (for Rotarix) or 32 weeks old (for RotaTeq), as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups.
What Is the Rotavirus Vaccine Used For?
- Watery diarrhea
- Severe dehydration
- Upset stomach
- High fever (greater than 102.2°F)
- Loss of interest in eating
- Mucus in stool.