Is it vital to get our son vaccinated with Prevnar Rotarix vaccines?
Q: The doctor has asked us to get our one and a half months old son to get vaccinated with Prevnar Rotarix vaccines. How much do these vaccines cost? Do they have any side effects?
A:These vaccines confer protection against two diseases and are quite safe. It is just like giving insurance cover for a car, the more money you put the more things you insure against. A full course of Prevnar (4 doses) will cost about Rs. 16,000/- and that of Rotarix about Rs. 2000/-. If you can easily afford this amount, go ahead. If not, do not lose sleep over it.