Rotavirus immunisation programme for infants
A new vaccine for infants, against the most common strains of rotavirus, was introduced into the childhood immunisation schedule in July 2013.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis among children and results in a significant number of young children being admitted to hospital each year. The vaccine which will be used for this programme is called Rotarix®.
Protecting your baby against rotavirus
17 September 2021
Flyer: Protecting your baby against rotavirus (PDF)
29 September 2021
Patient Information Leaflets
Rotarix oral suspension in a squeezable tube
29 March 2021
Changes to the programme
Any adverse events should be documented in the patient notes and reported to the MHRA through the Yellow Card reporting system.
Patient Group Direction (PGD)
The Rotavirus vaccination programme training slideset is available to download.