Pollard, S.L., et al., Estimating the Herd Immunity Effect of Rotavirus Vaccine. Vaccine, 2015. 33(32): p. 3795-800.
Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in children under 5, and an estimated 39% of these deaths are attributable to rotavirus. Currently two live, oral rotavirus vaccines have been introduced on the market; however, the herd immunity effect associated with rotavirus vaccine has not yet been quantified. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to estimate the herd immunity effects associated with rotavirus vaccines.