Jani B, Hokororo A, Mchomvu J, Cortese MM, Kamugisha C, Mujuni D, Kallovya D, Parashar UD, Mwenda JM, Lyimo D, Materu A, Omari KF, Waziri M, Laswai T, Juma H, Mlay J, Dogani J, Stephen E, Seugendo M, Nkumbi U, Lyakurwa A, Matojo A, Bendera E, Senyota J, Msingwa V, Fungo Y, Michael F, Mpamba A, Chambo A, Cholobi H, Lyamuya F, Chami I, Mchome E, Mshana AM, Mushi E, Mariki U, Chard R, Tuju D, Ambokile N, Lukwale F, Kyessi F, Khamis A, Michael I, Macha D, Saguti A. Detection of rotavirus before and after monovalent rotavirus vaccine introduction and vaccine effectiveness among children in mainland Tanzania. Vaccine. 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29655631 [PubMed]
Monovalent rotavirus vaccine (RV1) was introduced in Tanzania in January 2013 under the Reach Every Child initiative, to be given at ages 6 and 10 weeks. We used the sentinel hospital rotavirus surveillance system to examine the rotavirus detection rate before and after vaccine introduction and estimate vaccine effectiveness.