The cost-effectiveness of routine childhood varicella vaccination in Germany.

@article{Banz2003TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of routine childhood varicella vaccination in Germany.},
  author={Kurt Banz and Stefan Wagenpfeil and A. Neiss and Alexandra Goertz and Ulf Staginnus and Jens Vollmar and Peter Wutzler},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 11-12},
  pages={1256-67}
}
This study explores the economic value of a routine varicella vaccination program for Germany. An age-structured decision analytic model was used to assess the benefits, costs and cost-effectiveness of an immunization program for a period of 30 years. Three interventions were compared with no vaccination: universal vaccination of around 15 months old healthy children, vaccination of susceptible adolescents (11-12 years of age), and the combined strategy. The analysis was conducted from both the… CONTINUE READING