Caregivers' willingness to pay to reduce the number of vaccine injections in infants.

Center for the Evaluation of Vaccination, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. .
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 3.14). 12/2008; 28(1):61-3. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318184eea3
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ABSTRACT As part of a larger face-to-face immunization coverage survey, 1347 families of infants (18-24 months) were questioned on their willingness to pay for a reduction in the number of concomitant vaccine injections. The median willingness to pay for a reduction by 1 injection was 5 EUR. The responses fell into 3 broad categories (willing to pay nothing at all, or anything, or a finite amount) and were hardly influenced by socioeconomic determinants. These results suggest that more sophisticated methods are required, and similar analyses should exert a similar level of caution when presenting their results.

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