Measuring indirect effects of rotavirus vaccine in low income countries



Bennett, Aisleen, Bar-Zeev, Naor ORCID: 0000-0003-0570-4624 and Cunliffe, Nigel A ORCID: 0000-0002-5449-4988
(2016) Measuring indirect effects of rotavirus vaccine in low income countries. VACCINE, 34 (37). pp. 4351-4353.

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Abstract

Widespread introduction of rotavirus vaccines has led to major reductions in the burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis worldwide. Vaccine effectiveness is diminished, however, in low income countries, that harbour the greatest burden of rotavirus attributed morbidity and mortality. Indirect effects of rotavirus vaccine (herd immunity and herd protection) could increase population level impact and improve vaccine cost effectiveness in such settings. While rotavirus vaccine indirect effects have been demonstrated in high and middle income countries, there are very little data from low income countries where force of infection, population structures and vaccine schedules differ. Targeted efforts to evaluate indirect effects of rotavirus vaccine in low income countries are required to understand the total impact of rotavirus vaccine on the global burden of rotavirus disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rotavirus, Gastroenteritis, Vaccine, Herd effects
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 14:56
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:32
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.001
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002741