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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2003 Oct;2(5):661-72.

Hepatitis A and considerations regarding the cost-effectiveness of vaccination programs.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine University Of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.


Hepatitis A vaccines have demonstrated a high degree of immunogenicity and an excellent safety profile. Immunization of certain populations and patient subgroups is recommended according to specific epidemiological and clinical factors, such as a greater likelihood of acquisition of infection or concerns regarding the risk of development of fulminant hepatitis and death. Therefore, the economic implications of routine and/or targeted vaccination programs in the general population and high-risk individuals have been examined. In this manuscript, the available data from the literature regarding the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis vaccination programs in healthy individuals and in those with chronic liver disease are reviewed.

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