Siriroj International Hospital’s Well Baby Clinic provides monitoring, health education and other services for both healthy and sick infants. Our experienced pediatric team can advise parents on an appropriate baby and infant immunization schedules.
Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children. The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalized.
Two rotavirus vaccines are currently licensed for infants in the United States:
RotaTeq® (RV5) is given in 3 doses at ages 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months
Rotarix® (RV1) is given in 2 doses at ages 2 months and 4 months
Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) refers to a group of illnesses caused by pneumococcus bacteria. This can manifest in pneumococcal meningitis, which occurs when the bacteria invade the tissues and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord, or pneumococcal bacteremia, which occurs when the bacteria invade the bloodstream.
Both are dangerous illnesses, but can be avoided with a simple series of vaccinations. Find out about our IPD vaccine packages for children here: