The Rotavirus Vaccine: Health 101

Who shouldn't get the rotavirus vaccine?

While the rotavirus vaccine is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended childhood vaccinations, children who fall into the following categories should not receive it:

  • Babies who are moderately or severely ill (more than just a cold, for example) should wait to get vaccinated
  • Babies who've had an allergic reaction to a previous rotavirus vaccine
  • Babies older than 32 weeks (7 months). All three doses must be given by this age
  • Babies with ongoing digestive problems

Talk to your doctor if you're concerned about whether or not the rotavirus vaccine is safe for your child.

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