Rotarix Vaccine FAQs

Q: What is Rota Virus?

A: Rota Virus is a virus that causes severe diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. It is often accompanied by vomiting and fever.

Q: At what age do persons usually receive the Rotarix vaccine?

A:  Rotarix is given orally to children at 2 and 4 months old.

Q: What are the side effects of this vaccine?

A: As with any vaccine, there is a chance of a serious allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, wheezing, Hives, paleness and a fast heartbeat.

Q: Where can persons receive this vaccine?

A: Persons can receive the vaccine at the Ministry of Public Health’s Vaccination Centre or their nearest Health Centre.