Indirect Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination

Reductions in Hospital Admissions

After introducing rotavirus vaccine, countries have observed significant reductions in rotavirus hospital admissions among vaccinated and unvaccinated children1.

COUNTRYREDUCTION IN CHILDREN AGE-ELIGIBLEREDUCTION IN CHILDREN NOT AGE-ELIGIBLE*
National introductions
El Salvador79-86%35%
Austria76-79%Licensed in Vietnam
United States of America**74-96%41-92%
Belgium65-80%20-64%
Regional introductions
Australia***50-89%30-100%
Sao Paulo, Brazil56-69%24%

*Typically 2-5 years old, but varies by country

**Combines three national studies

***Combines three regional studies

1. Patel, M.M., et al., Fulfilling the promise of rotavirus vaccines: how far have we come since licensure? Lancet Infect Dis, 2012. 12(7): p. 561-70.