TITLE

Addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a Contraindication for Administration of Rotavirus Vaccine

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/11/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 22, p687
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the efforts done by pharmaceutical companies in 2010 to address the cases of vaccine-acquired rotavirus infection in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) ensuing the administration of rotavirus vaccine. The prescribing information and patient labeling for the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine and monovalent rotavirus vaccine products of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and Merck & Co. have been revised. Rotavirus vaccine was launched in the U.S. in 2006.
ACCESSION #
51489630

 

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