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Yoo BK, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG
Cost effectiveness of school-located influenza vaccination programs for elementary and secondary school children.
This paper describes a clinical trial which created a school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) program in upstate New York. Researchers wanted to determine if this was a cost-effective alternative to vaccination in primary care practices. Two groups of students were vaccinated – one in an elementary school and the other in a secondary school. Secondary school vaccinations were more cost-effective than elementary schools with a lower median cost per vaccination. The authors concluded that it does raise vaccination rates, but it is not cost-effective due to the higher costs for consent systems and project coordination.
Citation: Yoo BK, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG . Cost effectiveness of school-located influenza vaccination programs for elementary and secondary school children. BMC Health Serv Res 2019 Jun 24;19(1):407. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4228-5..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Education, Healthcare Costs, Influenza, Public Health, Vaccination, Value
Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM
School-located influenza vaccinations for adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.
In this study, the investigators aimed to evaluate the effect of school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) on adolescents' influenza vaccination rates. In 2015-2016, they performed a cluster-randomized trial of adolescent SLIV in middle/high schools. They concluded that SLIV in this community increased influenza vaccination rates among adolescents attending suburban schools.
Citation: Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM . School-located influenza vaccinations for adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. J Adolesc Health 2018 Feb;62(2):157-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.09.021..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Education, Influenza, Prevention, Public Health, Vaccination