Log In
Wednesday 25th April 2018

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Rotavirus jab is effective
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14881
Date Added: 14th May 2010


Web MD

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Key vaccine report published


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018