What is another name for RotaTeq?

What is another name for RotaTeq?

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Name Starting dosage Dose form
Rotavirus pentavalent vaccine (RotaTeq) 2-mL orally at two, four, and six months of age Liquid

How late can RotaTeq be given?

According to the package inserts the maximum age for a dose of RotaTeq is 32 weeks and the maximum age for Rotarix is 24 weeks. According to ACIP recommendations the maximum age for a dose of rotavirus vaccine is 8 months 0 days. Eight months 0 days is older than age 24 weeks and may be older than age 32 weeks.

What are the two types of rotavirus vaccines?

There are two rotavirus vaccines licensed for use in infants in the United States:

  • RotaTeq® (RV5), which is given in three doses at 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months of age.
  • Rotarix® (RV1), which is given in two doses at 2 months and 4 months of age.

How effective is RotaTeq?

In large clinical trials, RotaTeq® demonstrated 98% protection against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and changes in behavior), and 74% protection against gastroenteritis of any severity (inflammation of the stomach and intestine) caused by rotavirus through the first rotavirus season ( …

Why is rotavirus vaccine not given after 8 months?

The last dose must be given before 8 months, 0 days of age because of concern about intussusception when given later. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) indicates that the first dose should be given before a child is 14 weeks, 6 days of age.

How long can rotavirus last?

The most common symptoms of rotavirus are severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and/or abdominal pain. Symptoms usually start about two days after a person is exposed to rotavirus. Vomiting and watery diarrhea can last three to eight days.

Can you skip 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.