Guidance

Rotavirus Q&As for healthcare practitioners

In July 2013 a new vaccine will be introduced to protect infants against the most common strains of rotavirus.

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The rotavirus vaccination programme will be introduced in all parts of the UK.

Australia, Canada and the USA already vaccinate against rotavirus. In the USA, studies show that rotavirus related hospital admissions for young children dropped by more than two-thirds since rotavirus vaccination was introduced.

Published 29 April 2013
Last updated 26 July 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated version provided to v4.
  2. Includes additional questions and answers for healthcare professionals.
  3. Updated version provided.
  4. Added document to the rotavirus series
  5. First published.