Rotavirus Vaccine to Debut in Universal Immunisation Programme

  • | Thursday | 1st August, 2019

KOHIMA: The Department of Health & Family Welfare under the directive of the Union Government is all set to introduce 'Rotavirus Vaccine' (RVV) into the Routine Immunization. India bears the highest-burden accounting for 22% of worldwide Rotavirus deaths. The Indian Rotavirus Strain Surveillance Network (IRSSN) has reported that Rotavirus accounts for 40% of hospitalizations due to diarrhea in children. Rotavirus is responsible for nearly 32.7 lakh outpatient visits, 8.72 lakh hospitalizations, and 78,000 deaths annually in India. Also Read: Papum Pare District Medical Officer Dr Subu Tasso Kampu says new Rotavirus vaccine to be launched in State

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