Risk of Intussusception Following Administration of a Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine in US Infants

This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a study that examined the rates of intussusception in  infants in the United States during the 1- to 7-day and 1- to 30-day windows following vaccination with RotaTeq® from the period of May 2006 to February 2010. The authors did not find an increased risk of intussusception in either risk window. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Shui IM, Baggs J, Patel M, et al.

Published: 2012

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    Citation: Shui IM, Baggs J, Patel M, et al. Risk of Intussusception Following Administration of a Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine in US Infants. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(6):598-604.