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Loose stools, fever after taking rotovirus vaccine. Would this be caused by vaccine?

6 month old received Roto virus vaccine on Friday starting Saturday afternoon he started having losse stools and continued everday with tuesday being the worse day 10 or more loose stools and the loose stool are still happening, low grade fever on Friday night and saturday . Still eatting well. Would this be casued by the vaccine?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Children may be more likely to experience mild, temporary diarrhea or vomiting within 7 days after getting a dose of rotavirus vaccine than children who have not gotten the vaccine. Mild fever can also occur after vaccination. But both RotaTeq and RotaRix have been shown to be effective against rotavirus gastroenteritis of any severity and both have high efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis. So just continue feeding, give frequent sips of ORS or plain water. Watch for urine output or adequacy of intake. Bowel pattern will normalize within 3-4 days.
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Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

Mild diarrhea is a known side effect of rota virus vaccination.

Your child also has fever, so i advise you to consult doctor to rule out any infective cause.

If the symptoms are not worrisome you can wait for a day and see if the symptoms subside.

Give ORS sachets to your child to prevent dehydration.

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