Removal of age restrictions for rotavirus vaccination saves lives

Oct 24, 2012

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PATH RotaFlash, October 2012

Existing age restrictions prevent rotavirus vaccination of many children who are most vulnerable, particularly in poor settings where children often present late for routine immunizations. According to the World Health Organization and a new study, while timely vaccination is still strongly encouraged, the age restriction should be removed in countries where disease burden is high and delays in vaccinations and deaths from rotavirus are common.

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