As with many vaccines, there is only one standard recommended dosage for RotaTeq. The vaccine is given by mouth as three separate doses; each dosage is given 4 to 10 weeks apart. The first dosage is given sometime between 6 and 12 weeks of age, and the third dose needs to be completed before 32 weeks of age.
RotaTeq Dose: An Introduction
Preferred RotaTeq Schedule
The standard RotaTeq dosage is 2 mL given by mouth. This vaccine is given as three doses, each given 4 to 10 weeks apart. The dosing schedule usually coincides nicely with standard well-baby visits. The first dosage is given sometime between 6 and 12 weeks of age, and the third dosage needs to be completed before 32 weeks of age (since RotaTeq has not been studied in older infants).
General Dosing Information for RotaTeq
Some considerations for people taking RotaTeq include the following:
- RotaTeq is given by mouth. Your child's healthcare provider will squeeze a small plastic vial to gently deliver the vaccine to your child's mouth.
- If your child spits out some or all of the vaccine, a replacement dosing is not recommended.
- There are no dietary restrictions; your child may eat or drink as usual (including breastfeeding) before and after the vaccine.
- Children can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the child is moderately or severely ill.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your child's dosage or RotaTeq dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.