All parents wish the same things for their children _ to see them healthy, able to play, learn and enjoy life. After all, good health is the foundation of a long life and one of the best ways to ensure good health is to protect children from the infectious threats they face. Thailand's recent partial introduction of the rotavirus vaccine, which helps protect children from severe diarrhoea, is an important step in providing children with the foundation they need for a long, healthy life.
A baby is vaccinated at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of immunisation.
Diarrhoea is a major killer and cause of illness in children throughout Asia, and rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea. However, thanks to immunisation efforts, this is changing. Many of the illnesses and deaths caused by rotavirus can be prevented with rotavirus vaccines.
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