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Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

20:00 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society) Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. The estimates, from a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, provide additional evidence for the substantial impact of routine rotavirus vaccination.

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