Rotavirus Vaccine. Statement of the Consultive Committee of Immunizations on behalf of the Chilean Infectious Diseases Society. March 2006

Alma Muñoz M., Katia Abarca V., Vivian Luchsinger F., M. Teresa Valenzuela B., Jorge Jiménez De La J.

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Abstract

The article briefly reviews the epidemiology of rotavirus infection and the scientific information of the rotavirus vaccines: Rotashield® , withdrawen from the market due to its association with intussusception, Rotateq® currently in an advanced phase of development, and Rotarix® , recently licensed in Chile. Considering the available information, the Consultive Committee of Immunizations of the Chilean Society of Infectious Diseases, summarizes its conclusions and makes recommendations for infants vaccination against rotavirus in our country.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Infants
  • Intussusception
  • Rotavirus
  • Rotavirus vaccine

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