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Cost of pneumonia vaccine

Addition of PCV13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) to previously recommended pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for immunocompromised adults cost $70,937 per quality adjusted life year compared to no vaccine.

Smith, Kenneth J., Mary Patricia Nowalk, Mahlon Raymund, and Richard K. Zimmerman. Cost-Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination in Immunocompromised Adults. Vaccine. 2013; 31(37): 3950-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3742552/

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination in Immunocompromised Adults
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Smith, Kenneth J., Mary Patricia Nowalk, Mahlon Raymund, and Richard K. Zimmerman
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 37
Pages
3950-6
URL
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  • Economic Value

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