What type of vaccine is Rotarix?

Both rotavirus vaccines (Rotarix® and RotaTeq®) were tested in large clinical trials that involved thousands of infants and were found to be safe and effective.

When do you give Rotarix vaccine?

Rotarix (RV1; GlaxoSmithKline) is recommended as a 2-dose series at ages 2 and 4 months. The minimum interval between doses of rotavirus vaccine is 4 weeks. The minimum age for the first dose is 6 weeks and the maximum age for dose #1 is 14 weeks 6 days.

What is Rotarix vaccine for baby?

This vaccine is used to prevent a certain virus infection (rotavirus) in infants and young children. Rotavirus can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.

What happens if you miss the rotavirus vaccine?

If they miss one of the vaccinations, the first one can be given a month later, at 12 weeks, and the second dose a month later, at 16 weeks. The rotavirus vaccination is only suitable for young babies. The first dose cannot be given any later than 15 weeks and the second dose no later than 24 weeks.

Who manufactures Rotarix?

GlaxoSmithKline statement on new information relating to manufacture of Rotarix (rotavirus vaccine) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today confirmed that it has notified regulatory authorities of the presence of material from a virus called PCV-1 in its oral rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix.

How is Rotarix administered?

Both rotavirus vaccines are administered orally, by putting drops in the infant’s mouth. Each requires multiple doses: RotaTeq® (RV5) is given in three doses at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months of age. Rotarix® (RV1) is given in two doses at 2 months and 4 months of age.

What should I do before second Covid vaccine?

The University Health Center recommends following these seven steps to prepare for your upcoming vaccination.

  • Accept the earliest appointment available.
  • Don’t get other vaccines at the same time.
  • Have pain relievers on hand.
  • Grab groceries ahead of time.
  • Be ready to roll.
  • Fuel up.
  • Plan to take it easy.