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Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine and prevention of gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Australia

Field, Emma; Vally, Hassan; Grimwood, Keith; Lambert, Stephen B


OBJECTIVE: A publicly funded, universal infant pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) program was implemented in Queensland, Australia, in mid-2007. We sought to assess vaccine effectiveness (VE) of 3 doses of RV5 at preventing rotavirus and nonrotavirus acute gastroenteritis (AGE) hospitalizations in the first birth cohort and impact on hospitalizations in all age groups. METHODS: Hospitalization rates for rotavirus and nonrotavirus AGE in all age groups before and after RV5 introduction were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatrics (English edition)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-0443


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