Sustained low rotavirus activity and hospitalisation rates in the post-vaccination era in Belgium, 2007 to 2014.

@article{Sabbe2016SustainedLR,
  title={Sustained low rotavirus activity and hospitalisation rates in the post-vaccination era in Belgium, 2007 to 2014.},
  author={Martine Sabbe and Nicolas J. A. Berger and Adriaan Blommaert and Benson Ogunjimi and Tine Grammens and Michiel Callens and Koen Van Herck and Philippe Beutels and Pierre A Van Damme and Joke Bilcke},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 27}
}
In 2006, Belgium was the first country in the European Union to recommend rotavirus vaccination in the routine infant vaccination schedule and rapidly achieved high vaccine uptake (86-89% in 2007). We used regional and national data sources up to 7 years post-vaccination to study the impact of vaccination on laboratory-confirmed rotavirus cases and rotavirus-related hospitalisations and deaths. We showed that (i) from 2007 until 2013, vaccination coverage remained at 79-88% for a complete… CONTINUE READING
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