What is Route Vaccine? What Are the Side Effects of Rotavirus Vaccine?

It is possible to be protected from rotavirus, which can cause life-threatening conditions for babies all over the world, with the rotavirus vaccine. What is the Rota vaccine, when is it administered and what are the side effects? Let’s move on to our article!

What is a rota vaccine?

Rota vaccine is a vaccine that protects against rotavirus diarrhea. There are 2 licensed rotavirus vaccines in our country. Both vaccines (Rotarix and Rotateq) are safe and provide 95% protection against severe rotavirus infection in infants.

When is the rotavirus vaccine given?

Let’s tell you when the rotavirus vaccine is given . We can call it a friend with the tuberculosis vaccine for the time it is made. Both vaccines are given before the 3rd month is completed.

Dr. According to Erhan Ateş, the first dose of the vaccine is given orally to the baby at the end of the 6th week at the earliest and before the end of the 3rd month at the latest. The 2nd dose and, if necessary, the 3rd dose should be completed before the end of 7 months.

Dr. Cihangir Ertekin states that it is administered as 2 doses, at least 1 month apart, between 6 weeks and 6 months.

The vaccine is administered by mouth drop. So, will it go to waste when your baby vomits? No, this situation is foreseen and the vaccine is given. Even if the baby swallows a small amount, the vaccine fulfills its function.

Rotavirus vaccine side effects

No serious side effects have been detected in the vaccine, which is administered all over the world. Being vaccinated with rotavirus is safer than getting rotavirus disease. However, as with all vaccines, rotavirus vaccines can cause allergic reactions, albeit rarely.

  • Vomiting,
  • Weakness,
  • Unrest,
  • swelling at the vaccination site,
  • Mild and transient diarrhea is a side effect of the route vaccine.

Apart from this, it is very important that you take your baby to the nearest health institution in case you encounter a very severe reaction.

Let’s tell if the rotavirus vaccine causes fever . Yes, your baby may have a fever after vaccination. You may wonder if the rotavirus vaccine makes you sleepy. Some babies may have mild drowsiness.

So how many days do rota vaccine side effects last ? Although the side effects mentioned above are very mild, these effects disappear within 1-2 days.

Can the rotavirus vaccine be given at home?

Rotavirus vaccines are not included in the routine vaccination program of the Ministry of Health in Turkey. If the family doctor wants to administer the rotavirus vaccine, he can prescribe it to his baby.

Route vaccine price

Rotavirus vaccine price as of 2021;

  • Rotarix price is 311 TL per dose (2 doses),
  • Rotateq is administered at a cost of 214 TL (3 doses) per dose.

Do not get the rota vaccine!

Now you know that the rotavirus vaccine is not a mandatory vaccine. It is up to you whether or not to have this vaccine, as it is covered by a special vaccine. According to some experts, after vaccination in infants whose parents have food or seasonal allergies;

  • Vomiting,
  • Anorexia,
  • developmental delay ,
  • not gaining weight,
  • bowel problems,
  • Complications such as food allergies can occur.

These ailments can last for months, not days. However, there is no official study or scientific article about the rotavirus vaccine causing allergies.

Our aim is to give you the most accurate information, so keep in mind that there is such a minor difference of opinion about the vaccine. It is best to consult your doctor before vaccination, have a healthy day! 🙂

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