Pediatric Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that affects mainly babies and young children. It can cause vomiting and severe diarrhea that can quickly lead to dehydration in infants and children. If not treated quickly, this dehydration caused by rotavirus diarrhea can even become life-threatening.

Rotavirus spreads easily in families and in places where children have frequent interactions with other children such as child care centers, playgrounds and hospitals. Rotavirus cannot be treated with antibiotics or other drugs. The best way to prevent Rotavirus and its transmission is with the Rotavirus Vaccine. The rotavirus vaccine is currently a part of the CDC’s recommended schedule of vaccines and is given with other routine vaccines at the ages of two months, four months, and six months.

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If you plan on getting your child vaccinated to protect against rotavirus and would like to participate in a study, contact our research team at 937-534-4238 or contact us online.