Diarrhoea vaccine saves £12.5 million in UK healthcare costs

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A sharp decline is seen in the cases of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) among children aged <2 y in general practice in 2 y after the introduction of monovalent live-attenuated oral vaccine Rotarix (GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals) in 2013.

The results, published in the Vaccine, showed that 64,457 cases in general practice, 10,236 in emergency department visits, and 12,683 cases in hospitalisations were averted.

The research funded by t...