21 Jan Rotavirus vaccines are improving the health and well-being of children by reducing diarrhea
Seattle, January 20, 2011 – Study findings in the January 2011 special supplement to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal demonstrate the substantial impact of rotavirus vaccines on the health of children in developed and developing countries that have introduced the vaccines.
These studies add to the growing body of evidence that shows rotavirus vaccines are safe, effective, and most importantly, saving children’s lives.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The supplement, “Real World Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination,” summarizes data on the dramatic and swift decline in the number of children hospitalized due to rotavirus in countries that include rotavirus vaccines as part of their routine immunization programs.