VoICE Immunization Evidence
Fulfilling the promise of rotavirus vaccines: how far have we come since licensure?
Key Evidence: Several countries have seen a significant decrease in the number of rotavirus-related hospital admissions in rotavirus unvaccinated children ages 2-5 years who were not age eligible to receive the vaccine post introduction. The US had a 41-92% decrease, Australia had a 30-70% decrease, Belgium had a 20-64% decrease, Austria had a 35% reduction and El Salvador had a 41-81% decrease. In addition, there was a reduction in hospitalizations due to gastroenteritis of any cause by 17-51% in the US and 40% in Australia.
From the VoICE Editors: This data is from a review article of multiple studies that evaluated the benefits of rotavirus vaccine following vaccine introduction.
Patel, M.M., Glass, R., Desai, R., Tate, J.E. & Parashar, U.D. 2012. Fulfilling the promise of rotavirus vaccines: how far have we come since licensure?. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 12(7).