Vaccine to protect babies from diarrhoea bug

By 13. December 2012Blog, Health

140,000 children under the age of 5 in the UK suffer from diarrhoea causing rotavirus each year. From September next year, a vaccination program will start to vaccinate children under 4 months old.

It is expected there will be a 50% decrease in the number of cases and this could lead to 70% fewer hospital cases. The program is expected to cost £25 million a year but it is expected there will be a saving of £20 million a year due to less hospitalisations and visits to the doctor.

Read the full story on the Department of Health website