The efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inactivated influenza virus vaccines

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

219 Scopus citations

Abstract

Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Currently available inactivated influenza virus vaccines are safe and effective in preventing influenza. Substantial health benefits are seen across all age and risk groups. Studies assessing the economic benefits of vaccination suggest that vaccination is highly cost effective and in many cases cost saving among the elderly. Influenza vaccination has also been associated with significant economic benefits in younger adults and children. Additional health economic studies from developing countries and from tropical/subtropical regions will be vitally important for better understanding of the global burden of influenza and potential benefits of vaccination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1769-1775
Number of pages7
JournalVaccine
Volume21
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

Keywords

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Efficacy
  • Influenza
  • Vaccination

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inactivated influenza virus vaccines'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this