While not perfect, both vaccines protect against severe rotavirus disease. That means that children who are vaccinated are less likely to require emergency room visits or hospitalizations for treatment of diarrhea. The range of protection is from 75 to 95 percent depending on the study, and it seems the protection lasts for more than just one rotavirus season.
- What is rotavirus and what kind of health problems does rotavirus cause?
- How is rotavirus transmitted and how likely is our child to get rotavirus?
- What kind of vaccine for rotavirus exists and when is it usually given?
- How serious and how common are the side effects of the rotavirus vaccine?
- What are the medical reasons to not give the rotavirus vaccine?