Time to Vaccinate Against Rotavirus

Malaysian and Asian leaders need to stand up for children by introducing rotavirus vaccines into national immunization programs, urge pediatric specialists Zulkifli Ismail, Lee Way Seah, and Mathuram Santosham in an op-ed.

Explaining that addressing diarrheal disease, and rotavirus in particular, is key to improving child health here and in countries around the globe, they describe the devastating consequences for rotavirus around the world—including dozens of deaths and more than 8,500 hospitalizations in Malaysian children under the age of 5.

Notably, while 77 countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs, not a single Asian country has introduced rotavirus vaccines nationally.
The Star

Thanks for the tip, Rose Weeks!

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