Is It Safe To Give Rotavirus Vaccine Only Once?
.. for example the Rotavirus Vaccine is given once, is it safe?u003cbr /u003 It’s better to be full, but because the cost is quite expensive…
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Rotavirus is the virus that most often causes diarrhea in infants and children. This vaccine is not included in the vaccine subsidized by the government, so the price is still expensive. However, it is very important to get the rotavirus vaccine to prevent severe diarrhea in infants and children. Severe diarrhea can cause dehydration which can be dangerous, especially for babies.
There are 2 types of rotavirus vaccine, 3 doses of Rotateq and 2 doses of Rotarix. Both should be given on schedule and in the recommended dosage amounts and the last dose given should not exceed 8 months of age (on Rotateq) and should not exceed 6 months of age (on Rotarix).
The administration of this vaccine must follow the schedule given. Giving the vaccine too soon or too late can cause the vaccine to be less effective. Giving the vaccine only 1 time (not completing the dose) will also cause the vaccine that was given to no longer work. Actually there is no particular danger that occurs from giving this incomplete vaccine, it's just that your child will not be protected from Rotavirus, and the first dose that has been given will be wasted.
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
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