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Rotavirus vaccination in preterm infants: a neonatal guidance chart to aid timely immunisation
  1. Eliz Kilich1,
  2. Mark Anthony2
  1. 1St John's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Neonatology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Eliz Kilich, St John's College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3JP, UK; eliz.kilich{at}

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Rotavirus infection causes 140 000 cases a year of diarrhoeal illness in children under the age of five; 1 in 10 requires hospital admission in the UK. In July 2013, the Department of Health and Public Health England introduced the monovalent human live attenuated rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, into the childhood immunisation schedule. Preterm infants represent a vulnerable group, and these infants may miss or have …

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