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Strategic Advisory Group of Experts Recommendations: Rotavirus Vaccination

This issue of the Weekly Epidemiological Record reports on the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts' recommendation for inclusion of rotavirus vaccines in all national immunization programs. The new recommendation extends an earlier one made in 2005 on vaccination in the Americas and Europe, where clinical trials had demonstrated safety and efficacy in low and intermediate mortality populations. New data from clinical trials that evaluated vaccine efficacy in countries with high child mortality in Asia and Africa led to the recommendation for global use of the vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2009

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Also known as: Vaccination antirotavirus

Resource types: Newsletter/article

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: Global