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Incremental Costs of Introducing Jet Injection Technology for Delivery of Routine Childhood Vaccinations: Comparative Analysis From Brazil, India, and South Africa

This article, published in Vaccine, describes a study that estimated the incremental costs of transitioning from needles and syringes to delivering childhood vaccines with disposable-syringe jet injectors (DSJIs) in Brazil, India, and South Africa. Based on the results, the authors concluded that DSJIs deserve consideration by global and national decision-makers as a means to expand access to intradermal delivery of vaccines and to enhance safety at marginal additional cost. In addition, the incremental costs should be evaluated against other vaccine delivery technologies that can deliver the same benefits to patients, health care workers, and the community.

Author: Griffiths UK, Santos AC, Nundy N, Jacoby E, Matthias D

Published: 2011

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Citation: Griffiths UK, Santos AC, Nundy N, Jacoby E, Matthias D. Incremental Costs of Introducing Jet Injection Technology for Delivery of Routine Childhood Vaccinations: Comparative Analysis From Brazil, India, and South Africa. Vaccine. 2011;29(5):969-975.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Immunization financing, Delivery technologies

Regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean