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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Hello Dr. XXX
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I have a 6 month old daughter
User :   I wanted to know about RotaVirus
User :   Can you please tell me...when am I suppose to give that medicine to her?
Doctor :   has she completed all other vaccinations?
User :   Yes doctor...
User :   as of now she has taken everythign else
Doctor :   this vaccine is supposed to be given to infants at 6-12 weeks of age
Doctor :   in form of 3 doses
Doctor :   it is not given regularly, so you need to discuss with her pediatrician about giving it to her
User :   oh is it late?
User :   ok doctor...
Doctor :   First dose is given between 6-12 weeks of age
Doctor :   Second dose is given 4-10 weeks following the first dose
User :   actually her doctor told us to give it to her anytime before 6 months
Doctor :   Third dose is given 4-10 weeks following the second dose (must be given before 32 weeks of age [about 8 months old])
Doctor :   Side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, or swollen nasal passages, so be on look out for these after the vaccine is given
User :   ok
Doctor :   it should be given before 8 month sof age
User :   we will talk to the pediatrician...
Doctor :   ok. is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   anyhow according to you is it possible to give it to her now?
Doctor :   all the doses cannot be completed before 8 months of age now, as the gaps between the vaccine doses should be maintained
Doctor :   hence I suggested you to speak to her doctor/peditrician
User :   sure we will do that
Doctor :   or consult another pediatrician about it.
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats all doctor
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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