Rotavirus vaccine added to NHS schedule | BabyJabs

New Rotavirus vaccine

As from July 2013 all babies in the UK are being given two doses of oral vaccine against rotavirus. Rotavirus causes diarrhoea and vomiting. For more information on rotavirus illness click here. Though we have been offering the rotavirus vaccine for many years to those parents who wish to give it to their children, we believe it to be one of the less essential vaccines because rotavirus rarely causes serious illness in the UK.