Rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, will be added to the UK routine childhood vaccination schedule next year. It is estimated that the vaccine will halve the number of vomiting and diarrhoea cases caused by rotavirus and there could be 70% fewer hospital stays as a result. In the USA, rotavirus-related hospital admissions have fallen by as much as 86% since the Rotarix vaccine was introduced: http://goo.gl/A2Mvd
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