Rotavirus

What is it?

Rotavirus is a virus that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.

This disease can be very severe and require hospitalization.

The vaccine protects against 90% of severe disease and 70% of all infection.

Vaccine Options:

What's the difference between them?

Rotarix is 2 doses at 2 months and 4 months
Rotateq is 3 doses at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months

Both of these vaccines are given orally (by mouth) instead of as an injection.