Government plans to expand rotavirus vaccine coverage to all states
Rotavirus is one of the most common causes of severe diarrhoea in children less than 2 years of age
Diarrhoea is one of the biggest killers in children
The Centre plans to expand the coverage of Rotavirus vaccine which protects children from rotavirus infections, the leading cause of severe diarrhoea, to all states. The vaccine is currently available only in 28 states and union territories in India.