Rotavirus Vaccines RotaTeq (RV5) and Rotarix (RV1)
Vaccination is the most efficient way for preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis. It can reduce up to 95% of severe rotavirus infection. The rotavirus vaccine is in a liquid form and is given by mouth. There is no injection needed.
Two brands of vaccines, RotaTeq (RV5) and Rotarix (RV1), are available in HK. RotaTeq (RV5) is a live human / cow reassortment vaccine which contains G1, G2, G3, G4 & P1(8) serotypes, and is given at 2, 4, and 6 months of age, total 3 doses. Rotarix (RV1) is a human live attenuated vaccine, which contains G1P(8) serotype, and is given at 2 and 4 months of age, total 2 doses. Both vaccines have comparable efficiency and very safe side effect profiles.
We would recommend that all babies between 2-6 months to receive the vaccine.
Please call our staff at 2526 6332 for information.