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Age restrictions on rotavirus vaccination cost lives

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 31 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7283

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization changed its mind about restricting rotavirus vaccination to babies aged 15-32 weeks. WHO was responding to revised figures, just published, that balanced lives saved by rotavirus vaccination with lives lost from intussusception, a rare complication linked to early …

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