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Estimating the herd immunity effect of rotavirus vaccine

Authored by: Pollard, S.L., Malpica-Llanos, T., Friberg, I.K., . . Walker, N

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: A meta-analysis of studies measuring the impact of rotavirus vaccine (RVV) on severe gastroenteritis morbidity and mortality, found a 22% herd immunity effect for severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in children less than one year of age in US and El Salvador.  In Latin America, severe gastroenteritis due to any cause was reduced by 25%.

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Pollard, S.L., Malpica-Llanos, T., Friberg, I.K., . . Walker, N 2015. Estimating the herd immunity effect of rotavirus vaccine. Vaccine. 33(32).

Disease or Vaccine