Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Fever: Your child's doctor may decide to delay this vaccine if your child has an acute infection or fever. Mild infections without fever, such as colds, usually do not require delay of the vaccine.
Immune problems: As with any vaccine, rotavirus vaccine may not provide complete protection against rotavirus for all people. When used for children with impaired immune systems, rotavirus vaccine may not create enough of an antibody response to protect against infections caused by these bacteria. Also, this vaccine may not be effective for people receiving immunosuppressive therapy (e.g., some medications used to treat cancer or for transplant recipients).
Other vaccines: Rotavirus vaccine may be given in the doctor's office at the same time as your child receives other routine infant vaccinations.
Pregnancy: This vaccine is intended for infants and young children only and should not be used by pregnant women.
Breast-feeding: This vaccine is intended for infants and young children only and should not be used by breast-feeding women.