Bowel problems after a vaccination are typically mild. Your child may have diarrhea for one to two days after a vaccination. This happens in about 3% of children who get the vaccine for rotavirus.
More serious problems are rare, but they can occur. A condition called intussusception can happen after a rotavirus vaccination.
Intussusception and Vaccines
Intussusception is a serious condition in which part of the intestine slides inside another section like a telescope. This can cause a blockage or even cut off the blood supply to the affected area.
Children with intussusception may:
- Draw their knees up toward their chest
- Cry very loudly
- Vomit blood or red mucus
- Have jelly-like stool
If your child has symptoms of intussusception, see a physician right away.
How We Can Help With Your Bowel Problem Claim
A bowel problem from a vaccine can be serious, and you might be eligible for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).