Rotavirus vaccines linked to slightly raised intussusception risk in infants

01/14/2014 | WebMD ·

Researchers noted there were about 1.5 cases of intussusception for every 100,000 infants who were given the RotaTeq rotavirus vaccine. In another study, researchers found no increased likelihood of the bowel obstruction with RotaTeq, but did find 5.3 cases of the complication per 100,000 babies who received two doses of the Rotarix vaccine. Both studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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