Rotavirus Vaccine For Infants Aged 15 Weeks?
Hello, is it safe to administer a vaccine for babies aged 15 weeks? If based on IDAI the first dose of rotavirus is not given to babies aged u0026gt; = 15 weeks. And safety for babies older than 6 months is unknown. So if the baby is 15 weeks old, should he still be given the rotavirus vaccine? Or can it go directly to the second dose?
Hello Kiyaaa, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Based on the recommendations issued by IDAI and also the CDC regarding Rotavirus vaccination, as you have said yourself that the first Rotavirus vaccine should only be given to children aged 6-14 weeks, and should not be given to children aged 15 weeks and over. This is because there is not enough data to support that giving the first vaccine from the Rotavirus vaccination program is safe to give to children aged 15 weeks and over. Therefore, to date neither the IDAI nor the CDC recommends giving the vaccination to children aged 15 weeks and over without exception.
Regarding your next question, children who are 15 weeks and older are not recommended to receive the Rotavirus vaccination program, and cannot receive any dose. Therefore, the answer to your question is that children who are 15 weeks old will not get Rotavirus vaccination. It is recommended to receive other vaccinations that are recommended for his age in addition to the Rotavirus vaccination.
If you still want to give the vaccination to your child, it is highly recommended that you ask the pediatrician first about the recommendations for giving this vaccination yourself to children over the age of 15 weeks.
I hope this helps.