How long does the rotavirus vaccine last?
Although the rotavirus vaccine has been withdrawn as of October, 1999, I am retaining the answer to this question, in case it should be later reintroduced in some form. Efficacy persisted for two years in US and Finnish trials. Since followup has only been done for two years, it is not known whether efficacy persists beyond that time.
- What are recommendations for cleaning up rotavirus vaccine that is regurgitated by an infant or spilled by the provider? Does the dose need to be repeated?
- Does this new information mean that RotaTeq rotavirus vaccine is safer than Rotarix rotavirus vaccine?
- What is SCID? Was rotavirus vaccine recalled?