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  • Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe and life-threatening diarrhoea in children in Australia.
  • Since they began in 2007, rotavirus vaccinations have prevented more than 7,000 hospital admissions every year.
  • All babies can receive free immunisation against rotavirus with two doses of an oral vaccine.
  • The first dose of rotavirus vaccine must be given by 14 weeks and six days of age.
  • Serious reactions to the rotavirus vaccine are rare.

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Reviewed on: 14-06-2017