From 1 July 2017, a 2 dose Rotarix® schedule will replace the 3 dose RotaTeq® schedule in Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
Rotarix® will be the only rotavirus vaccine used on the NIP in Australia for children commencing a schedule from 1 July 2017.
The Calculator will now recommend 2 doses of rotavirus vaccine for all children using the schedule, age limits and catch up criteria applicable for Rotarix® vaccine.
For children who have already received any dose of Rotateq®, providers should refer to their state specific transition information.
ATAGI clinical advice will assist immunisation providers during the transition period.
Click HERE to access the ATAGI Clinical advice statement.
Please note, this clinical advice varies slightly from the advice in the current online version of the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Please contact your state health department if additional clarification is required.