Key issues for estimating the impact and cost-effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccination strategies.

@article{Jit2013KeyIF,
  title={Key issues for estimating the impact and cost-effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccination strategies.},
  author={Mark Jit and Anthony T. Newall and Philippe Beutels},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={834-40}
}
Many countries have considered or are considering modifying their seasonal influenza immunization policies. Estimating the impact of such changes requires understanding the existing clinical and economic burden of influenza, as well as the potential impact of different vaccination options. Previous studies suggest that vaccinating clinical risk groups, health care workers, children and the elderly may be cost-effective. However, challenges in such estimation include: (1) potential cases are not… CONTINUE READING