In July 2013 a new vaccine will be introduced to protect infants against the most common strains of rotavirus.
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
Updated: 26 July 2013
- Updated version provided to v4.
- Includes additional questions and answers for healthcare professionals.
- Updated version provided.
- Added document to the rotavirus series
- First published.