What is Rotarix Vaccine?

Did you know that 50,000 unvaccinated children are hospitalized from complications of rotavirus infections and there are 20 to 40 deaths. I didn’t know about this until my baby gets his second dose of rotarix vaccine.

So what does rotarix vaccine do? Fortunately, rotarex vaccine protects your child from mild and severe gastroenteritisthat is caused by certain strains of rotavirus. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis, with watery diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and vomiting in infants and children.

It was recommended by the World Health Organization to include rotarix vaccine in all country’s immunization program. It is currently use in 100 countries including Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rotarix is given in two doses. It’s an oral vaccine that can be given as early as four weeks and the second dose can be given around 24 weeks. It has been proven safe and effective in preventing gastroenteritis among babies and children.

So save your baby from gastroenteritis, have him vaccinated with rotarix.

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