Study Suggests No Evidence of Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination, Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: Findings in this observational study of almost 387,000 children born in the U.S. don’t show evidence of an association between rotavirus vaccination (routinely recommended for all infants by age 8 months) and type 1 diabetes in children who were followed over a range of about 5 years. Researchers explain limitations of the study, as well as two potential unmeasured confounding variables that may have affected results.

 

Author: Jason M, Glanz, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Aurora, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6324)

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