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Rotavirus

Information about rotavirus disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

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Last updated: 
27 September 2021
Last reviewed: 
27 September 2021
8 March 2022

Improved clarity regarding recommendations to vaccinate some infants with predisposed conditions and guidance on interrupted vaccination

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27 September 2021

Guidance on vaccination after the age cut-off expanded.

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20 September 2019

Guidance on administration of rotavirus vaccine to infants exposed to bDMARDs in utero updated.

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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
RNA
ribonucleic acid
CI
confidence interval
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WHO
World Health Organization
SCID
severe combined immunodeficiency
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
JE
Japanese encephalitis