Rotavirus vaccine (RV) supply and demand update

An update on the lifesaving vaccine against rotavirus, a deadly form of diarrhoea.


Diarrhoeal diseases are both preventable and treatable. Yet more than 215,000 children under-five die annually from rotavirus infections, and WHO’s estimated global immunization coverage rate for rotavirus vaccines only reaches 47 per cent.

This market update for rotavirus vaccines highlights information on product availability, supply, demand, and pricing trends under a global context. 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 to cover all country immunization programmes.

Cover of rotavirus supply update shows a smiling child
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