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Rotavirus jab is effective

14th 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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