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Old 05-03-20, 09:40 AM
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Didn't they have to withdraw the rotavirus vaccine because of problems?

Edit: It was an earlier version.

Originally Posted by webmd
Before being approved, the rotavirus vaccine was tested on more than 70,000 children and found to be safe. However, an earlier vaccine, called RotaShield, was removed from the market after being used for two years, because it was found to slightly increase the risk of intussusception -- a condition in which the small bowel folds back inside another part of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction.

The RotaTeq and Rotarix vaccines now in use do not appear to increase this risk and are considered safe.
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