Which vaccines should infants receive to prevent bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In February 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an oral vaccine for rotavirus (RotaTeq) for use in infants. On Feb 21, 2006, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that RotaTeq be part of regularly scheduled childhood immunizations. The vaccine is administered in a 3-dose series starting between ages 6 and 12 weeks and ending before age 32 weeks.


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