Protect your child with rotavirus vaccine


Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children, causing diarrhea. Some children may get severe diarrhea, become dehydrated and need to be hospitalized. Protect your child with rotavirus vaccine.


Rotavirus disease is common among infants and young children. Rotavirus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Some children with rotavirus disease lose a lot of fluids and become very dehydrated. As a result, they may need to be hospitalized and can even die.


Rotavirus spreads easily among children. The virus passes into the environment through a sick person's stool (poop) and spreads when a child puts something with rotavirus on it, such as their hand or a toy, in their mouth. Children can also get infected by consuming food and liquids that have rotavirus in them. In the United States, children are more likely to get rotavirus from December to June.


Rotavirus Can Cause Dehydration


Symptoms of Dehydration

  • > Decrease in urination

  • > Dry mouth and throat

  • > Feeling dizzy when standing up


A dehydrated child may cry with few or no tears and be unusually sleepy or fussy.


Prevent Dehydration

You can help prevent your child from getting dehydrated by having them drink plenty of liquids. Oral rehydration solutions (ORS) are helpful to prevent and treat dehydration. These are commonly available in food and drug stores. If you are unsure about how to use ORS, call your doctor.


Protect your child with rotavirus vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine is the best way to protect your child from rotavirus. Almost all children who get rotavirus vaccine (85 to 98 percent) will be protected from severe rotavirus disease. Most vaccinated children will not get rotavirus disease at all.


There are two different rotavirus vaccines. Both are given by putting vaccine drops in an infant's mouth.

  1. * Rotateq® - Infants should receive three doses of this vaccine—at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months of age.

  2. * Rotarix® - Infants should receive two doses of this vaccine—at 2 months and 4 months of age.


This first dose of either vaccine is most effective if given before a child is 15 weeks old. Children should receive all doses of rotavirus vaccine before they turn 8 months old.

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