Journal article

Experiences with rotavirus vaccines: can we improve rotavirus vaccine impact in developing countries?

AD Steele, JC Victor, ME Carey, JE Tate, DE Atherly, C Pecenka, Z Diaz, UD Parashar, CD Kirkwood

Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics | Published : 2019


Rotavirus vaccines have been introduced into over 95 countries globally and demonstrate substantial impact in reducing diarrheal mortality and diarrheal hospitalizations in young children. The vaccines are also considered by WHO as "very cost effective" interventions for young children, particularly in countries with high diarrheal disease burden. Yet the full potential impact of rotavirus immunization is yet to be realized. Large countries with big birth cohorts and where disease burden is high in Africa and Asia have not yet implemented rotavirus vaccines at all or at scale. Significant advances have been made demonstrating the impact of the vaccines in low- and lower-middle income countri..

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