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Rotavirus vaccination saves over $1 billion in US health care costs

August 23, 2017

The introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the United States reduced the number of acute gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations from 2008 to 2013 by 382,000, saving $1.228 billion in medical costs, according to a report published in the Journal of the Pediatric Diseases Society.

“Before the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the U.S., rotavirus gastroenteritis resulted in an estimated 20 to 60 deaths, 55,000 to 70,000 hospitalizations, 200,000 ED visits and nearly 500,000 outpatient visits among children younger than 5 annually,” Eyal Leshem, MD, from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv University and the division of viral diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccines, rates of hospitalization in U.S. children have decreased substantially.”

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