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Rotavirus Vaccine (RotaShield) and Intussusception
(Archived information as RotaShield® was taken off U.S. market in 1999)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on October 22, 1999 to no longer recommend use of the RotaShield vaccine for infants because of an association between the vaccine and intussusception.  Article in the November 1999 MMWR
 
Rotavirus diarrhea remains a serious health concern for young children in the United States. More information on Rotavirus...
 
Intussusception Q&A
     

Questions and answers about RotaShield vaccine and Intussusception 

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For more recent (February 2006) information on CDC's Advisory Committee Recommendation of a New Vaccine to Prevent Rotavirus, consult CDC's Press Release and Questions and Answers about Rotavirus. Also, the MMWR dated August 11, 2006 (Volume 55): Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Among Infants and Children.

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