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Rotavirus vaccines carry increased short-term intussusception risk

May 5, 2015

Both currently available rotavirus vaccines appear to carry increased risk of intussusception, mainly during the first 7 days after administration of the first dose, according to recent findings.

The risk was also found increase after administration of the second dose of the vaccines, but to a lesser degree, the researchers wrote.

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Rotavirus vaccines carry increased short-term intussusception risk

May 5, 2015
Both currently available rotavirus vaccines appear to carry increased risk of intussusception, mainly during the first 7 days after administration of…
In the Journals

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