Rotavirus vaccine

Rotavirus is a highly infectious stomach bug that typically affects babies and young children, causing diarrhoea, vomiting, tummy ache and a high temperature.
Most children recover at home within a week. Occasionally, treatment in hospital is needed for complications such as severe dehydration. Having the vaccine helps your baby to build up immunity, so that the next time they come into contact with rotavirus, they will not get the infection.

The vaccine is given two times, 4 weeks apart at your GP surgery. The vaccine is given as a liquid straight into the baby's mouth for them to swallow.

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