The Rotavirus vaccine can cause various reactions and injuries including intussusception, allergic reactions and other injuries. The Rotavirus vaccine is administered to prevent contraction of Rotavirus, a disease that affects babies in most cases. Rotavirus symptoms include diarrhea, sometimes severe, and is often accompanied by vomiting and fever. In terms of Rotavirus treatment options, the two (2) most effective vaccines on the market are Rotarix and RotaTeq.
The Rotarix vaccine is given in two (2) doses at two (2) months and four (4) months of age. Whereas the RotaTeq vaccine is a three (3) dose vaccine given at two (2) months, four (4) months, and six (6) months of age. Across the United States, the first dosage of the Rotavirus vaccine should be administered to children before they are 15 weeks old, and they should finish the vaccine dosage before they are eight (8) months old.
The Rotavirus vaccine is linked to Intussusception, which is a bowel blockage that must be treated promptly in a hospital. Intussusception is essentially a “telescoping” of the intestine that can be extremely painful and can lead to infection. Other less severe conditions consist of decreased urination, dry mouth and throat, irritability, dizziness, and severe dehydration. Rotavirus is transmitted between hand and mouth contact, making young children extremely susceptible.
The Rotavirus RotaTeq vaccine, made by Merck & Co., contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):
The Rotavirus Rotarix vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, contains the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):
If you or a loved one suffered a reaction, illness, or injury after receiving a Rotavirus vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a government program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund. Contact My Vaccine Lawyer for a free case evaluation. Our law firm focuses almost exclusively on vaccine injury claims and has recovered over $30 million for vaccine injury claims since 2018. If you would like to learn more about our settlement victories for clients, you can click on the graphic below for a table of vaccine injury compensation results.
Page last reviewed and updated: September 26, 2019