Cost-effectiveness analysis of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among elderly people in Japan.

  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among elderly people in Japan.},
  author={Li Cai and Hachiro Uchiyama and Shinichiro Yanagisawa and Isao Kamae},
  journal={The Kobe journal of medical sciences},
  volume={52 3-4},
During the periods of seasonal flu in 2003 and 2004, it was found that about 45 percent of elderly people in Japan had been inoculated with influenza vaccines. Comparatively, however, the proportion of inoculation with pneumococcal vaccine was only 0.1 percent. Taking into account such incongruent proportions, this study assesses health and economic benefits of vaccination strategies for both influenza and pneumonia particularly for the elderly population in Japan. To accomplish this objective… CONTINUE READING

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