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Babies to get vaccine against rotavirus: About 840 000 UK infants under 4 months old will be given a vaccine against rotavirus from next September after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation concluded that the cost of £25m (€31m; $40m) a year was value for money. The vaccine will be given orally as two separate doses of drops. The programme is expected to save the NHS in England around £20m a year through 70% fewer stays in hospital, fewer visits to GPs and emergency departments, and fewer calls to NHS Direct.

All CCGs have applied for authorisation: All of the 211 emerging clinical commissioning groups in England have now applied for authorisation to take on their commissioning responsibilities after the final 46 groups submitted their applications to the NHS …

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