NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Rationale for In-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Administration of Live, Attenuated Rotavirus Vaccination

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

December 2018

Department

Pediatrics

Abstract

Rotavirus is the most common nonseasonal vaccine preventable illness. Despite increased severity of rotaviral illness in early infancy, most neonatal intensive care units (NICU) do not administer rotavirus vaccination either during the NICU stay at age of eligibility or at discharge as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends. In this commentary, we review the rationale for the administration of rotavirus vaccination to premature infants. Further, we outline data supporting vaccine administration at chronologic age while still admitted to the NICU.

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