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What are the signs of an allergic reaction to rotavirus (RV) infection?

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With any vaccine there is chance of a serious allergic reaction. Signs of an allergic reaction can include:

However, with the rotavirus vaccine, the risk of a serious reaction is extremely small.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Hives
  • Paleness
  • Fast heart beat

From: Rotavirus (RV) Vaccine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shui, I.M. , 2012. Journal of the American Medical Association

Tamara R. Kuittinen, MD, director, medical education, department of emergency medicine, Lenox-Hill Hospital, New York.

PATH Rotavirus Vaccine Program: "New studies show rotavirus vaccines have led to dramatic reduction in US severe rotavirus disease."

WebMD Health News: "Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story."

Kidshealth.org: "Infections: Rotavirus."

CDC: "Rotavirus Vaccination."

CDC: "About Rotavirus."

New England Journal of Medicine web site.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Shui, I.M. , 2012. Journal of the American Medical Association

Tamara R. Kuittinen, MD, director, medical education, department of emergency medicine, Lenox-Hill Hospital, New York.

PATH Rotavirus Vaccine Program: "New studies show rotavirus vaccines have led to dramatic reduction in US severe rotavirus disease."

WebMD Health News: "Rotavirus Vaccine a Success Story."

Kidshealth.org: "Infections: Rotavirus."

CDC: "Rotavirus Vaccination."

CDC: "About Rotavirus."

New England Journal of Medicine web site.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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