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Rotavirus is a very common and potentially serious infection of the large bowel, mainly affecting young babies. Nearly every child will have at least one episode of rotavirus gastroenteritis by five years of age. People of any age can be affected but the illness is more severe in young infants.
In order to rapidly assess the implementation of the programme in England, Public Health England established a sentinel vaccine coverage collection via automatic uploads of GP practice data using the ImmForm website.
In this report, rotavirus vaccine coverage data is published by ethnicity and gender for the first time.