Rotavirus vaccination programme for infants
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In July 2013 a new vaccine for infants will be introduced into the childhood immunisation schedule against the most common strains of rotavirus.
Rotavirus is the commonest 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®.
Joint DH, PHE and NHS England letter announcing the rotavirus vaccination schedule.
Please refer to the Green Book chapter on rotavirus.
Published: 26 July 2013
From: Public Health England