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Nurs Times. 2013 Jun 26-Jul 2;109(25):12-3.

Introducing the rotavirus vaccine in the UK.

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  • 1Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol.


Rotavirus accounts for more than 1.3 million deaths per year around the world. In many countries, vaccination against it is already part of childhood immunisation schedules. The vaccine's use in the UK is being extended to the primary immunisation schedule and health professionals will be expected to administer it. This article explores the benefits, challenges and contraindications of administering rotavirus immunisation to children.

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