Rotavirus Vaccination in Birmingham
At Private Medical Clinic, your child’s health and well-being are our top priorities. We understand the importance of safeguarding young children against rotavirus, a stomach infection that can lead to severe diarrhea and complications. Our comprehensive rotavirus vaccination service ensures your child’s safety and peace of mind.
What is Rotavirus?
Rotavirus is a highly contagious stomach infection that primarily affects young children. It can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. While some cases may resolve naturally in a few days, rotavirus can lead to hospitalization due to complications such as dehydration.
The Importance of Rotavirus Vaccination
Vaccination against rotavirus is crucial for several reasons:
Preventing Infections: The rotavirus vaccine significantly reduces the risk of your child contracting this highly contagious infection.
Avoiding Complications: Vaccination lowers the chances of severe diarrhea, dehydration, and hospitalization.
Protecting Public Health: By vaccinating your child, you contribute to herd immunity, protecting vulnerable populations who cannot receive the vaccine.
Our Rotavirus Vaccine Service
At Private Medical Clinic, we offer a comprehensive rotavirus vaccine service tailored to your child’s needs:
Vaccine Details: The rotavirus vaccine is administered in two stages as an oral dose. The first dose is typically given at 8 weeks, with a second dose at 12 weeks.
Expert Guidance: Our friendly GPs are available at our private clinics in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield to discuss your child’s rotavirus vaccine options and answer any questions you may have.
Book your Rotavirus vaccination using our streamlined booking process
At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of proactive healthcare. Our private clinics in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield provide a welcoming environment for discussing your vaccine options. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the vaccination process.
Book your Rotavirus vaccine through our online calendar. Simply select a date and time that works for you, enter your details, and one of our experienced GPs will walk you through the necessary steps.
Chickenpox Vaccine (Two doses given 8 weeks apart)
Yellow Fever Vaccine (Includes Certificate)
Hepatitis A (Booster after 6-12 months)
Typhoid (Covers for 3 years)
Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio (Covers for 10 years)
Hepatitis B (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Rabies (Course of 3 vaccines – £195)
Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 2 vaccines – £250)
Meningitis ACWY (Covers for 3-5 years)
Cholera (Course of 2 vaccines)
Whooping cough vaccine (Pertussis) (Pertussis combined with D/T/P)
The rotavirus vaccine is administered to protect against rotavirus infection, which is a common cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children. The vaccine is generally safe and effective, with most side effects being mild and temporary. Common side effects of the rotavirus vaccine can include:
- Mild Irritability: Some children may become slightly more irritable than usual after receiving the vaccine.
- Mild Fever: A low-grade fever may occur in some cases.
- Mild Gastrointestinal Symptoms: These can include mild diarrhea or vomiting.
These side effects are generally short-lived and typically occur within a few days of vaccination.
Serious side effects from the rotavirus vaccine are rare. However, in very rare cases, there can be more severe allergic reactions. Signs of a severe allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, and a rapid heartbeat. If any of these symptoms occur after vaccination, immediate medical attention should be sought.
Overall, the rotavirus vaccine has been shown to be highly effective at reducing the risk of severe rotavirus infections, which can lead to dehydration and hospitalisation in young children. It is typically administered as part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule, and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of mild and temporary side effects. If you have concerns about the rotavirus vaccine or experience any unusual or severe side effects, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced healthcare professionals.