Rotavirus vaccination programme for infants

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A new vaccine for infants, against the most common strains of rotavirus, was introduced into the childhood immunisation schedule in July 2013.

Rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis among children and results in a significant number of young children being admitted to hospital each year. The vaccine which will be used for this programme is called Rotarix®.

Please refer to the Green Book chapter on rotavirus and A guide to immunisations for babies up to 13 months of age.


Published 26 July 2013