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Rotateq Vaccination

Availability: In Stock Location: At centre / Home vaccination Category: Rotavirus

RotaTeq – MSD

Indication and Usage –

  • RotaTeq is indicated for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children caused by types G1, G2, G3, G4, and G9 when administered as a 3-dose series to infants between the ages of 6 to 32 weeks. The first dose of RotaTeq should be administered between 6 and 12 weeks of age.

Dosage and Administration –

  • For oral use only. Not for injection.
  • The vaccination series consists of three ready-to-use liquid doses of RotaTeq administered orally starting at 6 to 12 weeks of age, with the subsequent doses administered at 4- to 10-week intervals. The third dose should not be given after 32 weeks of age

Contraindications –

  • Hypersensitivity A demonstrated

History of hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine. Infants who develop symptoms suggestive of hypersensitivity after receiving a dose of RotaTeq should not receive further doses of RotaTeq.

  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease

Infants with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID) should not receive RotaTeq. Postmarketing reports of gastroenteritis, including severe diarrhea and prolonged shedding of vaccine virus, have been reported in infants who were administered RotaTeq and later identified as having SCID.

  • History of Intussusception

Infants with a history of intussusception should not receive RotaTeq.

Adverse reactions –

  • The most frequently reported serious adverse events for RotaTeq.
  1. Bronchiolitis
  2. Gastroenteritis
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Fever
  5. urinary tract infection

Drug interactions and other interactions –

  • Immunosuppressive therapies including irradiation, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, cytotoxic drugs and corticosteroids (used in greater than physiologic doses), may reduce the immune response to vaccines.
  • RotaTeq is not approved for individuals 32 weeks of age and older. No human or animal data are available to assess vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.

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