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Przegl Epidemiol. 2007;61(4):723-31.

[Active immunization against acute gastro-enteritis among young children, caused by rotaviruses].

[Article in Polish]

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Emerytowany profesor Państwowego Zakładu Higieny Wyzsza Szkoła Umiejetności im. St. Staszica w Kielcach.


Vaccines against rotaviruses infections are the first vaccines used against gastro-enterity among young children. There are two actual used oral vaccines: Rotarix (GSK) and RotaTeq (MSD/Sanofi Pasteur). Both vaccines are live with atenuated strains of viruses. Vaccination should be performed between 6 and 24 weeks of life, most often between 6 and 6 weeks. Two doses of Rotarix, three doses of RotaTeq with 4 weeks distances of time between vactination are used as immunization. No booster doses are recommended. Vaccines used actually are succesful and safety, especially according intussusception after vaccination.

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