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Cost-effectiveness and economic benefits of vaccines in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States. Electronic address: .
Vaccine (Impact Factor: 3.49). 11/2012; 31(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.10.103
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ABSTRACT Public health interventions that prevent mortality and morbidity have greatly increased over the past decade. Immunization is one of these preventive interventions, with a potential to bring economic benefits beyond just health benefits. While vaccines are considered to be a cost-effective public health intervention, implementation has become increasingly challenging. As vaccine costs rise and competing priorities increase, economic evidence is likely to play an increasingly important role in vaccination decisions.

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