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Statement Regarding Rotarix and RotaTeq Rotavirus Vaccines and Intussusception

This statement summarizes several post-licensure evaluations on rotavirus vaccines and intussusception that were presented to the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Some studies performed outside the United States have detected a low-level increased risk of intussusception following rotavirus vaccination, particularly shortly after the first dose. The level of risk observed in these post-marketing studies is substantially lower than the risk of intussusception after vaccination with RotaShield®, the previous rotavirus vaccine.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2010

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(Located at www.cdc.gov)

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Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global