Thursday, 15 November 2012

Rotavirus vaccine program would prevent 3000 deaths in China

A two-dose rotavirus vaccination program could annually avert 3013 (62%) deaths, 194,794 (59%) hospitalizations and 1,333,356 (51%) outpatient visits associated with rotavirus disease in China. The medical break-even price of the vaccine is $1.19 per dose. From a societal perspective, a vaccination program would be highly cost-effective in China at the vaccine price of $2.50 to $5 per dose, and be cost-effective at the price of $10 to $20 per dose.
Conclusion: A national rotavirus vaccination program could be a cost-effective measure to effectively reduce deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits due to rotavirus disease in China.
Liu et al, Department of Viral Diarrhea, Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control, Beijing, China.
Read more: Vaccine 30:6940.

1 comment:

  1. As per Hilleman labs, rotavirus diarrhea leads to annual deaths of five to seven lakh children all over the globe, out of which one lakh are in India alone.. conjugate vaccine

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