Effectiveness of Vaccination Against Rotavirus Hospitalization
the MPR take:
The administration of the rotavirus vaccine has significantly reduced diarrhea-associated healthcare utilization in children, as per a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Both the annual pentavalent (RV5) and monovalent (RV1) vaccines were reviewed in the study. High protection from rotavirus hospitalization was seen with both vaccines (92% reduction in rotavirus-coded hospitalizations with RV5, 96% reduction with RV1, compared to unvaccinated children in 2010–2011). Indirect benefits for unvaccinated children were also seen in the study.
OBJECTIVES: To examine reductions in diarrhea-associated health care utilization after rotavirus vaccine implementation and to assess direct and indirect effectiveness of vaccination.METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of claims data of commercially insured US children aged <5 years. We ...
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