Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters,

The evidence supporting rotavirus vaccine introduction continues to grow. A new study published today demonstrates the safety and efficacy of a new, live oral rotavirus vaccine, which, with other products, will increase global supply.

This is critical as large countries such as India and Pakistan are now rolling out rotavirus vaccines to millions of children, with Bangladesh and the DRC planning to start in the coming years.

A new analysis of evaluations catalogs past and current impact studies and identifies gaps in the impact study landscape. A study from Council member Roger Glass and colleagues shows that rotavirus vaccine was highly effective in a Thailand province. And a high-level briefing for national-level policy-makers synthesizes evidence on rotavirus vaccines.

We hope these updates will be helpful in your efforts to expand vaccine access to children around the world.


Mathuram Santosham
Chair, ROTA Council


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