Rotavirus jab is effective14th May 2010
The result of a systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration has indicated that the rotavirus vaccination is safe and effective for the prevention of diarrhoea in children.
The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation is awaiting cost-effectiveness data before assessing whether to incorporate a rotavirus jab into the childhood immunisation programme in the UK. This systematic review included 26 randomised controlled trials of 100,000 children given Rotarix between one and three months at the time of the first dose of the two-dose schedule.
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Title: Rotavirus jab is effective
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14881
Date Added: 14th May 2010