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Projected Health Benefits and Costs of Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccination in Uganda

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, determined the impact and cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccination programs among children younge than five years of age in Uganda from the public health system perspective. They used disease-specific models to compare the disease burden and cost with and without a vaccination program. The results indicated that, at the GAVI Alliance price of US$0.15/dose, pneumococcal vaccine will be cost-saving and rotavirus vaccine will be highly cost-effective. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Tate JE, Kisakye A, Mugyenyi P, Kizza D, Odiit A, Braka F

Published: 2011

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Citation: Tate JE, Kisakye A, Mugyenyi P, Kizza D, Odiit A, Braka F. Projected Health Benefits and Costs of Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccination in Uganda. Vaccine. 2011;29(17):3329-3334.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus, Rotavirus

Topics: Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa