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Since 2006, 16 countries and one territory have introduced the rotavirus vaccine in their national vaccination schedule: in 2006, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, the United States, and Venezuela; in 2007, Ecuador; in 2008, Bolivia; in 2009, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, and the British territory of Cayman Islands; and in 2010; Guatemala, Guyana and Paraguay. The countries of the Region of the Americas were the first to introduce this vaccine into their vaccination programs, and for the first time ever, a new vaccine is being introduced in developing and developed countries at the same time.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:17

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