[PIN69] Methodological Challenges for Economic Evaluations of Vaccination Programs: The Case of Pertussis Booster Vaccination

[PIN69] Methodological Challenges for Economic Evaluations of Vaccination Programs: The Case of Pertussis Booster Vaccination

2011 Value in health

Millier, A. | Aballea, S. | Annemans, L. | Quilici, S. | Volume: 14, Issue: 7, Pages: A278, Vaccination, economic evaluation,

Pertussis incidence has been increasing in adolescents and adults in the last two decades with transmission to vulnerable young infants. This epidemiological changing has raised interest in the cost-effectiveness of booster vaccination (extra administration of a vaccine after an earlier dose). A critical review of economic evaluations of pertussis booster vaccination was performed in order to develop recommendations for future studies. This review illustrates specific challenges encountered in economic evaluations of vaccination programmes.