Rotavirus vaccine reminder

Advisory Alert

August 17, 2020

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To: Area Clinicians

FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: An Important Reminder about RotaTeq® Vaccine

RotaTeq® vaccine

As you are aware, RotaTeq® vaccine became available in Ontario in the fall of 2018 as part of a change in vaccine procurement in the province. RotaTeq® vaccine is offered in a three dose series and replaced Rotarix® which is offered in a two dose format.

Recently there have been reports of health care providers administering RotaTeq® using a two dose series. Note that this is not aligned with the required schedule and infants must receive all three doses of RotaTeq® vaccine for optimal protection.

Important reminders about RotaTeq®:

Should you have any questions, please contact the immunization program at 705.522.9200, ext. 301.


Original signed by
Dr. Penny Sutcliffe
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

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This item was last modified on September 8, 2020