Rotavirus oral vaccine contains up to five strains of rotavirus. It is made from both human and animal sources. Infection with rotavirus can affect the digestive system of babies and young children, causing severe stomach or intestinal illness. The rotavirus oral vaccine is used to help prevent this disease in children. This vaccine works by exposing your child to a small dose of the virus, which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease. This vaccine will not treat an active infection that has already developed in the body. Rotavirus oral vaccine is for use in children between the ages of 6 weeks and 32 weeks old. Like any vaccine, the rotavirus oral vaccine may not provide protection from disease in every person.
Rotateq is a rotavirus vaccine that works by exposing the child to a small dose of the virus. This makes the body develop immunity from the rotavirus disease. Rotateq is from both animal and human resources that are used to prevent the rotavirus disease in children.