Rotavirus vaccination: a concise review
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 07/09/2012
Vesikari T – Rotavirus vaccination has been introduced into national immunization programmes of about 20 countries in Latin America, with Brazil and Mexico as leading countries, as well as the USA, Australia, and South Africa. Introduction into Africa will start in 2012. In Europe, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Finland and 5 federal states of Germany have introduced universal rotavirus vaccination. The reasons for the slow progress in Europe include low mortality from RVGE, unfavourable cost–benefit calculations in some countries, and concerns that still exist over IS.