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Intervention Analysis of Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine on Hospital Admissions Rates Due to Acute Diarrhea

This article, published in Cadernos de Saúde Pública, examined the impact of rotavirus vaccine on hospitalization rates for acute diarrhea in children younger than five years following the 2006 introduction of the vaccine in Brazil. The results showed an overall reduction of 29 percent on hospitalization rates for children younger than five years, with the greatest decrease among children aged one year (47 percent decrease) and younger (58 percent decrease).

Author: Masukawa MLT, Moriwaki AM, Uchimura NS, de Souza EM, Uchimura TT

Published: 2014

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Citation: Masukawa MLT, Moriwaki AM, Uchimura NS, de Souza EM, Uchimura TT. Intervention Analysis of Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine on Hospital Admissions Rates Due to Acute Diarrhea. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2014;30(10):21012111.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean