During the first 2 years of life, the monovalent rotavirus vaccine was highly effective against severe rotavirus disease in US children, according to recent study findings published in Pediatrics.
“Universal rotavirus vaccination was recommended for US infants by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in February 2006, with three doses of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, to be given at ages 2, 4, and 6 months,” researchers wrote. “In June 2008, after licensure of the monovalent two-dose vaccine, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations were updated to include this vaccine at ages 2 and 4 months.”
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