Rotavirus vaccine (RV) supply and demand update
An update on the lifesaving vaccine against rotavirus, a deadly form of diarrhoea.
This update provides new information on rotavirus vaccine demand, supply, and country introduction. Even though overall rotavirus vaccine supply from three manufacturers through UNICEF is sufficient to meet all confirmed country requirements, UNICEF seeks to accelerate the availability of vaccine presentations suitable for country immunization programmes.
Diarrhoeal diseases are both preventable and treatable, but remain the second leading cause of under-five mortality, killing an estimated 525,000 children under five years of age annually according to the World Health Organization (WHO).