About the rotavirus vaccine
- The rotavirus vaccine protects infants against diarrhea and vomiting caused by rotavirus. It does not protect against diarrhea and vomiting caused by other viruses
- The current rotavirus vaccine administered in the Yukon is called RotaTeq®. This vaccine is given by mouth and consists of a few drops of sweet tasting liquid.
- The virus from the vaccine may be found in your baby’s stool for at least 10 days after immunization. Parents and caregivers should wash their hands thoroughly after changing diapers.