Rotavirus vaccine for children indirectly protects adults: More cost-effective than previously thought

The paediatric rotavirus vaccination programme that is currently being rolled out by the WHO worldwide may actually be more cost-effective than previously thought, as vaccinating children against rotavirus may indirectly protect unvaccinated adults from the highly contagious disease. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in infants worldwide, accounting for over a third of severe diarrhoea cases worldwide. …