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The cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination of children against hepatitis A in Argentina: results of a dynamic health-economic analysis

Authored by: Lopez, E., Debbag, R., Coudeville, L., et al

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Key Idea

A study on the cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination in children found that at 95% vaccine coverage, the Hepatitis A immunization program in Argentina can reduce over 350,000 hepatitis A infections per year and 428 deaths. Benefits are observed when coverage is as low as 70% with over 290,000 prevented infections. In terms of cost, the program would save almost $24,000 annually at 95% coverage.

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Lopez, E., Debbag, R., Coudeville, L., et al 2007. The cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination of children against hepatitis A in Argentina: results of a dynamic health-economic analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology. 42:152–160.

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