Rotavirus is a type of virus that primarily affects infants and young children, causing gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It is one of the most common causes of severe diarrhea and vomiting in Indian children
Vaccination is the best way to prevent Rotaviral infection.
* The vaccination schedule consists of two or three doses, depending on the vaccine brand used
Two or three doses of rotavirus vaccine, depending on the vaccine brand used, are recommended for children. The doses are given orally at specific intervals. The maximum age for the first dose is 16 weeks and the maximum age for the last dose is 6 months to 1 year, depending on the vaccine brand.
As rotavirus infections are caused during the early years of life, early completion of vaccination is essential.
The maximum age for the last dose is 6 months to 1 year, depending on the vaccine brand. Consult your doctor or a Vaccine Expert to get more information on dosage and scheduling of the vaccination
The cost of rotavirus vaccination depends on factors such as the type of vaccine, brand, manufacturer, applicable taxes and the vaccination service provider. On an average, the cost of rotavirus vaccination ranges between Rs 600 to Rs 1000 for each dose.
Vaccination at home offers a convenient, accessible and safe way to protect you and your family from Rotavirus infection. It allows individuals to receive the vaccine in a familiar environment, reducing potential anxiety or discomfort associated with visiting a clinic. Home vaccination not only saves time and effort, it also minimizes exposure to potential infections in crowded healthcare settings. INVC vaccine experts can help you with availability and scheduling of rotavirus vaccine at home in India.
Rotavirus disease can affect people of all ages, but it primarily affects infants and young children. The following individuals are at a higher risk of rotavirus disease:
It's important to note that while certain individuals may be at a higher risk of rotavirus disease, anyone can contract the infection if exposed to the virus. Practicing good hygiene, such as proper handwashing and maintaining clean environments, can help reduce the risk of infection for individuals of all ages. Vaccination against rotavirus is also an effective measure in preventing severe rotavirus gastroenteritis, particularly in high-risk populations such as infants and young children.
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