Journal Article

Combination Vaccines: Choices or Chaos? A Practitioner's Perspective

Chinh T. Le

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue Supplement_4, pages S367-S371
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322575
Combination Vaccines: Choices or Chaos? A Practitioner's Perspective

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Combination vaccines are necessary and important for the continuing success of our immunization program, especially when more vaccines are added to the already crowded immunization schedule. However, the multiplicity of competing vaccine products, with various overlapping antigen menu and subtle immunologic differences, may be confusing to the busy practitioner. The cost-effectiveness of the use of combination vaccines will depend on a number of factors, including fair and competitive pricing, appropriate reimbursement for vaccine administration fees, and critical economic algorithms for vaccine selection and purchase.

Journal Article.  3036 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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