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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%
May 25, 2016

Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in PLoS One.

In 2011, Ontario launched a provincewide rotavirus immunization program for infants at ages 2 and 4 months. In their analysis, the researchers reviewed more than 860,000 hospitalization and ED records over 8 years, both before vaccinations started and then from the start of the program in August 2011 through March 31, 2013.

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