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Cost-Effectiveness of a Potential Group B Streptococcal Vaccine Program for Pregnant Women in South Africa

No licensed vaccine for group B Streptococcus (GBS) currently exists, but a polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine candidate is currently in trials. This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a study that evaluated the potential cost and health impacts of maternal GBS vaccination in South Africa using a decision-analytic model. The authors found that vaccination would substantially reduce the burden of GBS disease in South Africa and be very cost-effective. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Kim S-Y, Russell LB, Park J, et al.

Published: 2014

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Citation: Kim S-Y, Russell LB, Park J, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of a Potential Group B Streptococcal Vaccine Program for Pregnant Women in South Africa. Vaccine. 2014;32(7):1954-1963.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Topics: Immunization financing, Disease burden and surveillance, Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa