How will my baby receive the rotavirus vaccine?

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Your baby will receive the rotavirus vaccine as an oral vaccine, not as a shot -- it is a liquid that is given to a baby to swallow. Babies get two or three doses of the rotavirus vaccine (depending on the brand she's given), at either 2 and 4 months or at 2, 4 and 6 months. The vaccine protects against a virus that can cause potentially serious diarrhea.

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