- Intussusception following rotavirus vaccination
Thank you to the authors for highlighting this uncommon but important association. I will have a lower index of suspicion in children with non-specific abdominal symptoms and recent rotavirus immunisation in future — and be more specific with my safety netting.
I wonder if parents are routinely warned of this rare side effect at the time of immunisation? Would it be worthwhile, or, given the common nature of non-specific colicky abdominal symptoms in young children, would it cause unnecessary increased burden on primary care services?Competing Interests: None declared.