The vaccine protects against 5 types of rotavirus
Merck Sharp & Dohme
From 6 weeks to 26 weeks
3 Dose (2 - 4 - 6 months old)
Protects against 1 type of rotavirus
Glaxo Smith Kline
From 6 weeks to 24 weeks
2 Dose (2 - 4 months old)
DISEASES THAT PREVENTS
It is a virus that is associated with the development of infections of the digestive system, giving rise to the disease known as gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhea in young children, especially those under five years of age.
- Watery diarrhea, accompanied by vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. The average time of these symptoms in between 3 and 8 days.
- Other symptoms: poor appetite and dehydration (loss of body fluids), including: decreased urination, dry mouth and throat, and even dizziness when standing up.
- Dehydrated children may also have few or no tears when crying and be unusually sleepy or restless.
- Adults who get rotavirus disease tend to have milder symptoms.
It can be prevented by vaccination.