Talk:Rotavirus vaccine

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Recent Edits[edit]

I have reverted the recent, well-intentioned changes to the article's title and main subject. I created this article to complement Rotavirus and intend to build the article up as the Program gathers speed. Unfortunately, the name change was not discussed and links to the article were not checked.

Given the contents of the article it seemed like such an obvious move that it didn't seem likely anyone would object, but since there is question, I have opened a formal proposal and invitation for discussion below.
I did check the links to the article after the move, there were only a few double redirects, and they seemed pretty minor (from people's talk pages, etc.) Figured the bot could handle them. I also fixed what I figured would be the most common link (the one on template:vaccines). Zodon (talk) 07:15, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Suggest moving this article from Rotavirus Vaccine Program to Rotavirus vaccine

It seems like it would make sense to move this article to the more general topic of Rotavirus vaccine (which is currently a redirect to this article).

  • Presently most of this article is about Rotavirus vaccines in general, only one paragraph deals with the Rotavirus Vaccine Program.
  • Other articles are using this article as a surrogate for a Rotavirus vaccine article (e.g. Template:Vaccines ).

When the section of this article on the Rotavirus Vaccine Program becomes large enough, it could be split off into its own article. Or, if it is desirable to have a separate article on the Vaccine Program now, it seems more appropriate to move most of the current content of this article to one on Rotavirus Vaccine. (For instance, if this article is about the Vaccine Program, then History should be the history of the program, not the history of Rotavirus vaccines, as it is now.) However, rather than having lots of little articles, I think it would be better to keep it together and move to more general topic, let it grow, then split when needed. Thanks. Zodon (talk) 07:04, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

There being no further discussion, an administrator made the move. I have rearranged the header here, and made appropriate revisions to links on Rotavirus and the template:vaccines. Zodon (talk) 17:57, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Effectiveness[edit]

This section doesn't actually report on the clinical effectiveness of the Rotavirus Vaccine.

"A 2009 review estimated that vaccination against rotavirus would prevent about 45% of deaths due to rotavirus gastroenteritis, or about 228,000 deaths annually worldwide."

Does that statement even make sense? Shouldn't that read "A 2009 review reported that WHOLESALE world-wide vaccination against rotavirus would prevent an estimated 45% of deaths due to rotavirus gastroenteritis."? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.210.198.85 (talk) 11:15, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Countries using vaccine[edit]

This article should be updated to include the countries which are currently using the vaccine, and those that plan to. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.152.114.160 (talk) 20:37, 19 February 2014 (UTC)