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Rotavirus Vaccine Dosage

General Dosage Information

Some considerations for children receiving the rotavirus vaccine include the following:
 
  • This is one of the few vaccines that are given by mouth (not as an injection).
     
  • If your child spits out some or all of the vaccine, a replacement dose may be considered for Rotarix but is not usually recommended for RotaTeq.
     
  • There are no dietary restrictions; your child may eat or drink as usual (including breastfeeding) before and after the vaccine.
     
  • Children can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the child is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your child's dosage or rotavirus vaccine dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Rotavirus Vaccine Information

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