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Infant Rotavirus Vaccination May Provide Indirect Protection to Older Children and Adults in the United States

This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, reports on a study which found that vaccinating infants in the United States against rotavirus appears to prevent severe disease in older children and adults. The authors examined data from 2000 to 2008 to determine if hospital admissions for rotavirus and severe diarrhea declined among older children and adults after the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the US national immunization program, which began in 2006.

Author: Lopman BA, Curns AT, Yen C, Parashar UD

Published: 2011

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Citation: Lopman BA, Curns AT, Yen C, Parashar UD. Infant Rotavirus Vaccination May Provide Indirect Protection to Older Children and Adults in the United States. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011;204(7):980-986.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: North America and Europe