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Revista chilena de infectología

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Abstract

MUNOZ M, Alma et al. Rotavirus Vaccine. Statement of the Consultive Committee of Immunizations on behalf of The Chilean Infectious Diseases Society: March 2006. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.2, pp.124-127. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182006000200004.

The article briefly reviews the epidemiology of rotavirus infection and the scientific information of the rotavirus vaccines: Rotashield®, withdrawen from the market due to its association with intussusception, Rotateq® currently in an advanced phase of development, and Rotarix®, recently licensed in Chile. Considering the available information, the Consultive Committee of Immunizations of the Chilean Society of Infectious Diseases, summarizes its conclusions and makes recommendations for infants vaccination against rotavirus in our country

Keywords : rotavirus vaccine; intussusception; infants.

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