A Case-Control Study Of Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness Against Gastroenteritis Hospitalisation Of Children In The Nt

Grant number: 545233 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Almost 1 out of 5 children in remote Aboriginal communities are hospitalised with diarrhoea caused by rotavirus. This study will evaluate the impact of rotavirus vaccination in preventing these hospitalisations. In addition to making sure that vaccination works and that those at highest risk are receiving the benefits, it will assess the indirect impact against other causes of diarrhoea providing, critical information relevant to the vaccine's broader introduction in developing country settings.