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Rotavirus Vaccination for Hong Kong Children: An Economic Evaluation From the Hong Kong Government Perspective

This article, published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, discusses an economic analysis of government-funded universal rotavirus vaccination in Hong Kong from the government's perspective. The study concludes that based on 2002 demographic, cost, and morbidity data and reasonable uncertainty estimates of these variables, a universal rotavirus vaccination programme paid for by the Hong Kong Government is cost neutral at a per course vaccine cost of US$40-92. For a fixed vaccine cost, the potential savings and cost effectiveness of the vaccine increase with higher estimated health care costs and vice versa. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Ho AM, Nelson EA, Walker DG

Published: 2008

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Citation:  Ho AM, Nelson EA, Walker DG. Rotavirus Vaccination for Hong Kong Children: An Economic Evaluation From the Hong Kong Government Perspective. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2008;93(1):52-58.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia