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Changes in Hospitalisations for Acute Gastroenteritis in Australia After the National Rotavirus Vaccination Program

This retrospective analysis, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, found a sustained and substantial decline in rotavirus hospitalizations as well as hospitalizations for diarrhea of any cause following national vaccine introduction. Declines were greatest in the target age group for vaccination, but the data showed evidence of herd immunity. However, rotavirus vaccination impact was not as great among indigenous children in hyperendemic settings.

Author: Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Macartney K

Published: 2012

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Citation: Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Macartney K. Changes in Hospitalisations for Acute Gastroenteritis in Australia After the National Rotavirus Vaccination. Medical Journal of Australia. 2012;197(8):453-457.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Oceania