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Economic Evaluations of Rotavirus Immunization for Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, analyzes the cost-effectiveness of universal rotavirus immunization in developing countries. The authors identified and evaluated 15 cost-effectiveness studies conducted in the developing world. The results from these studies showed that rotavirus immunization is a cost-effective strategy and one of the best interventions to prevent rotavirus-related diarrheal disease. However, rotavirus vaccines are expensive and the vaccine price appears to be the most challenging and crucial factor for decision-makers regarding whether to introduce this vaccine into developing countries’ immunization schedules. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Tu HA, Woerdenbag HJ, Kane S, Rozenbaum MH, Li SC, Postma MJ

Published: 2011

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Citation: Tu HA, Woerdenbag HJ, Kane S, Rozenbaum MH, Li SC, Postma MJ. Economic Evaluations of Rotavirus Immunization for Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature. Expert Review of Vaccines. 2011;10(7):1037-1051.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global