Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea in young children and I welcome the use of any vaccine that can protect them.
In some of the most serious cases, the infection can result in a hospital stay, which can be distressing for the children and their families. It is thought that with the vaccine, there could be 70% fewer hospital stays as a result.
Rotavirus is highly contagious and can affect around 140,000 infants in the UK every year. I would encourage parents of young children to take up this vaccine when the programme begins.
More top news
Sir John Vickers proposed reforms to make the financial system safer. Now he has accused the Bank of England of "going easy" on the banks.
Widespread frost expected overnight as temperatures drop below freezing ahead of a chilly start to the week.
Obese people make a mountain out a molehill - because they see distances as further and hills as steeper than slim people, say scientists.