The development, the government noted, is aimed at reducing the fatalities from diarrhoea caused by the virus. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this Monday during the National flag-off of the vaccine at the Area 2 Primary Health Care (PHC) Clinic, Garki, Abuja. He noted that the rotavirus vaccine introduction has the potential to avert over 110,000 deaths in 10 years. He said: “Introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine is a big investment due to its substantial economic impact and the number of lives that the country is going to save from the introduction. “It is projected that while reducing the associated morbidity and mortality from the rotavirus infections, the rotavirus vaccine introduction has the potential to avert over 110,000 deaths over a 10-year period.” View More…