The current generation of vaccines against rotavirus, the leading cause of diarrheal disease in children under five years old, was introduced just a decade ago. In the intervening years, 81 countries have implemented rotavirus vaccination to prevent diarrheal disease.

Since the administration of the first vaccine, immunization policy has evolved to better meet public health needs around the world. This evolution is most apparent when considering immunization policy in developing countries over the past 50 years.

09.07.16 to 09.09.16
Melbourne, Australia

Experts Gather to Honor a Decade of Progress to End Child Deaths from Rotavirus

Melbourne, Australia — September 7, 2016 — Beginning today, the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium will bring together hundreds of stakeholders from over 50 countries to provide an update on new data and research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis, the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children worldwide.

Despite the fact that safe, effective vaccines exist to prevent rotavirus, the disease continues to kill nearly half a million children each year and hospitalizes millions more.

09.03.14 to 09.05.14
New Delhi, India

Yesterday, in New Delhi, India, the Eleventh International Rotavirus Symposium opened, commemorating thirty years of research, development and distribution of vaccines against


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