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Meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, December 2010: Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception

This article, from the Weekly Epidemiological Record, reports on the outcome of a meeting of the World Health Organization's independent, authoritative vaccine safety committee where they reviewed postmarketing surveillance that indicated the possibility of an increased risk of intussusception after the first dose of rotavirus vaccine. However, they also noted that the benefits of rotavirus vaccination in preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis and its consequences are substantial.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

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Also known as: Réunion du Comité consultatif mondial de la Sécurité vaccinale, décembre 2010: Vaccins antirotarivus et invagination

Resource types: Newsletter/article

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Global