According to MSD’s leaflet Rotavirus is a common stomach virus that’s very easy to get and the symptoms includes diarrhea, vomiting and fever. These symptoms can lead to serious dehydration.
Yesterday, we went to our Municipal Health Center to have my daughter’s second dose of Rotavirus Oral Vaccine. Her first dose was given by her Pediatrician for about 3000php, it was too late when I learned that our local health center already has this vaccine for free. This oral vaccination targets 5 of the most common types of Rotavirus. I am a mother who believes that prevention is better than cure that is why I always visit my kids Pediatrician and have the kids vaccinated for all the available vaccines and immunization they can provide for my kids.
An estimated 10 Filipino children die each day from rotavirus gastroenteritis according to Parashar U, Hummelman E, Bresee J et al Global illness and deaths caused by rotavirus disease in children. I have suffered from diarrhea and it was very hard, I don’t want my kids to suffer from the same illness. I hate to see kids that has a needle in their hands connected to a dextrose because they needed to be hydrated because of their illness.
If you don’t have the money or budget for an oral vaccine to protect your newborn, visit your local municipal health center, they have vaccines that are given for free. Do not delay.