What is inside rotavirus vaccine?
The vaccine contains live human rotavirus that has been weakened (attenuated), so that it stimulates the immune system but does not cause disease in healthy people. However it should not be given to people who are clinically immunosuppressed (either due to drug treatment or underlying illness).
Why is porcine circovirus in rotavirus vaccine?
Why is porcine circovirus found in rotavirus vaccines? Porcine circovirus DNA can be a contaminant of an enzyme obtained from pig pancreas. This enzyme is used during some manufacturing steps in the production of rotavirus vaccines. As such, porcine circovirus is considered a contaminant in rotavirus vaccines.
Can I get rotavirus from my baby’s vaccine?
Yes. Because the vaccine is given to your baby by mouth, it’s possible that the virus in the vaccine will pass through your baby’s gut and be picked up by whoever changes their nappy. The vaccine contains a weakened form of the rotavirus, so traces of it in a baby’s nappy will not harm healthy people.
Is rotavirus vaccine free in the Philippines?
In July 2012, the Philippines added RV vaccine to its immunization program and made the monovalent RV vaccine (Rotarix®, GlaxoSmithKline) available free-of-charge to infants of families belonging to the lowest economic quintile.
Why is rotavirus vaccine given orally?
Infection with rotavirus can affect the digestive system of babies and young children, causing severe stomach or intestinal illness. The rotavirus oral vaccine is used to help prevent this disease in children.
What is DNA from porcine Circoviruses?
In contrast, porcine circoviruses are small viruses with a circular, single stranded DNA genome (pictured). At 1.7 kb in length, the DNA is among the smallest known viral genomes and encodes only two proteins. Porcine circovirus 1 was originally discovered as a contaminant of a pig kidney cell line.
Can Breastfed babies get rotavirus?
Exclusive breastfeeding was found to be effective in prevention of Rotavirus infection and in reducing the risk of Rotavirus infection among children (OR = 0.62, 95 % CI = 0.48-0.81).
When is the rotavirus vaccine given in the Philippines?
Rotavirus (RV) is an important cause of diarrheal disease particularly in children aged under 5 years. Monovalent RV vaccine (RVV) was selectively introduced in 2012 in the Philippines and in July 2014 was introduced in the public health program of a province. Two RVV doses are recommended at 6 and 10 weeks of age.