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.
|COUNTRY||REDUCTION IN CHILDREN AGE-ELIGIBLE||REDUCTION IN CHILDREN NOT AGE-ELIGIBLE*|
|Austria||76-79%||Licensed in Vietnam|
|United States of America**||74-96%||41-92%|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil||56-69%||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.