Table 4

Examples of comments from pediatricians regarding the post-licensure rotavirus vaccination period.

"It's been interesting to see over the years. [Before the vaccine was introduced] you would get kids coming in just bone dry, couldn't find the vein to start an IV... And to see that all change so much, it's been really remarkable."

"Well it's definitely changed over time since the advent of the vaccine. It wasn't that uncommon to have to send kids over [to be hospitalized] for rehydration or to work through the severe diarrhea and the vomiting. [Now] it's just not as common at all to have to refer for that."

"...after [rotavirus vaccine] was introduced, it was nice to see the drastic change. ...maybe [hospitalizations for IV therapy] dropped by 90 percent."

Payne et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-83

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