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Rotavirus immunisation in NICU: a 1-year experience in a UK tertiary neonatal surgical unit postvaccine introduction
  1. Siobhan C Jaques,
  2. Lucilla Ogley,
  3. Donovan Duffy,
  4. Nigel Kennea
  1. Neonatal Unit, St George's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Siobhan C Jaques, Neonatal Unit, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT, UK; Scjaques{at}

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We read with interest the leading article on timely immunisation of premature infants against rotavirus in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) which highlighted the immunogenicity, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.1 The authors recommend that neonatologists need to report their experience with rotavirus vaccination in order to guide future recommendations.1 There is apprehension about the vaccine with almost 40% of UK neonatal units not implementing the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendations in a recent national survey.2

Rotavirus vaccination was introduced to …

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  • Contributors SCJ, DD and NK developed the concept for the article; SCJ and LO collected the data and all contributed to writing the letter.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.