Evaluation of targeted mass cholera vaccination strategies in bangladesh: A demonstration of a new cost-effectiveness calculator

Christopher Troeger, David Allen Sack, Dennis L. Chao

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Growing interest in mass vaccination with oral cholera vaccine in endemic and epidemic settings will require policymakers to evaluate how to allocate these vaccines in the most efficient manner. Because cholera, when treated properly, has a low case fatality rate, it may not be economically feasible to vaccinate an entire population. Using a new publicly available calculator for estimating the cost-effectiveness of mass vaccination, we show how targeting high-risk subpopulations for vaccination could be cost-effective in Bangladesh. The approach described here is general enough to adapt to different settings or to other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1189
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Fingerprint

Mass Vaccination
Bangladesh
Cholera
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Vaccines
Cholera Vaccines
Vaccination
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

Cite this

Evaluation of targeted mass cholera vaccination strategies in bangladesh : A demonstration of a new cost-effectiveness calculator. / Troeger, Christopher; Sack, David Allen; Chao, Dennis L.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 91, No. 6, 01.12.2014, p. 1181-1189.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{7238b11773ce41f8a470d669add52fc0,
title = "Evaluation of targeted mass cholera vaccination strategies in bangladesh: A demonstration of a new cost-effectiveness calculator",
abstract = "Growing interest in mass vaccination with oral cholera vaccine in endemic and epidemic settings will require policymakers to evaluate how to allocate these vaccines in the most efficient manner. Because cholera, when treated properly, has a low case fatality rate, it may not be economically feasible to vaccinate an entire population. Using a new publicly available calculator for estimating the cost-effectiveness of mass vaccination, we show how targeting high-risk subpopulations for vaccination could be cost-effective in Bangladesh. The approach described here is general enough to adapt to different settings or to other vaccine-preventable diseases.",
author = "Christopher Troeger and Sack, {David Allen} and Chao, {Dennis L.}",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4269/ajtmh.14-0159",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "91",
pages = "1181--1189",
journal = "American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene",
issn = "0002-9637",
publisher = "American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of targeted mass cholera vaccination strategies in bangladesh

T2 - A demonstration of a new cost-effectiveness calculator

AU - Troeger, Christopher

AU - Sack, David Allen

AU - Chao, Dennis L.

PY - 2014/12/1

Y1 - 2014/12/1

N2 - Growing interest in mass vaccination with oral cholera vaccine in endemic and epidemic settings will require policymakers to evaluate how to allocate these vaccines in the most efficient manner. Because cholera, when treated properly, has a low case fatality rate, it may not be economically feasible to vaccinate an entire population. Using a new publicly available calculator for estimating the cost-effectiveness of mass vaccination, we show how targeting high-risk subpopulations for vaccination could be cost-effective in Bangladesh. The approach described here is general enough to adapt to different settings or to other vaccine-preventable diseases.

AB - Growing interest in mass vaccination with oral cholera vaccine in endemic and epidemic settings will require policymakers to evaluate how to allocate these vaccines in the most efficient manner. Because cholera, when treated properly, has a low case fatality rate, it may not be economically feasible to vaccinate an entire population. Using a new publicly available calculator for estimating the cost-effectiveness of mass vaccination, we show how targeting high-risk subpopulations for vaccination could be cost-effective in Bangladesh. The approach described here is general enough to adapt to different settings or to other vaccine-preventable diseases.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84918813517&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84918813517&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0159

DO - 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0159

M3 - Article

C2 - 25294614

AN - SCOPUS:84918813517

VL - 91

SP - 1181

EP - 1189

JO - American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

JF - American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

SN - 0002-9637

IS - 6

ER -