Not vaccinating hard-to-reach populations results in high health and economic costs. – VoICE
Key Concept

Key Evidence: A study in Kenya estimated that the failure to vaccinate the 21% of children considered hard-to-reach (living beyond a 5 km radius of a vaccination post) against measles would result — over 4 years — in more than 1,400 measles cases, 257 deaths, and cost nearly US$10 million, mainly in productivity losses from caretakers missing work.

Lee BY, Brown ST, Haidari LA et al. 2019. Economic value of vaccinating geographically hard-to-reach populations with measles vaccine: a modeling application in Kenya. Vaccine. 37(17).
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