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Rotavirus vaccine


Active ingredients:

Live attenuated rotavirus

Inactive ingredients:
Amounts are based on a 2 mL dose (by mouth, not as an injection)

Salts: help maintain the stability and pH of the vaccine

Carbohydrates: normally used as stabilizers in vaccines

Other Stabilizers:

Relevant Terms

  • Attenuated: The pathogen is weakened but not completely inactivated. Attenuated pathogens are too weak to cause disease in almost all people. 

  • Carbohydrates: another name for sugars

  • Emulsifier: a substance that helps to keep the ingredients mixed together

  • pH: a measure of how acidic or basic a solution is. The scale ranges from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very basic). A pH of 7 is neutral.

Relevant terms


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