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Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccine Against Hospital Admission for Rotavirus Diarrhoea in Brazilian Children: A Case-Control Study

This meeting abstract, published in The Lancet, shares the results of a study on the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine to prevent rotavirus hospitalizations among infants in Brazil. The authors found that two doses of the vaccine were highly efficacious (72 percent) in preventing hospital admissions with rotavirus diarrhea, and the protection lasted for two years. Based upon these results, they recommended the continued use of the vaccine in the Brazilian Immunization Program. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Ichihara MYT, Rodrigues LC, Santos CAST, et al.

Published: 2014

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Citation: Ichihara MYT, Rodrigues LC, Santos CAST, et al. Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccine Against Hospital Admission for Rotavirus Diarrhoea in Brazilian Children: A Case-Control Study. The Lancet. 2014;384(Suppl 1):S16.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean