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Effectiveness and cost comparison of two strategies for hepatitis B vaccination of schoolchildren.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature186677
Source
Can J Public Health. 2003 Jan-Feb;94(1):64-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
Maryse Guay
Anne-Marie Clouâtre
Manon Blackburn
Geneviève Baron
Philippe De Wals
Chantale Roy
Jean Desrochers
François Milord
Author Affiliation
Direction de la santé publique, de la planification et de l'évaluation, Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Longueuil, QC. m.guay@rrss16@gouv.qc.ca
Source
Can J Public Health. 2003 Jan-Feb;94(1):64-7
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Child
Community Health Centers - economics - standards
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Female
Hepatitis B - prevention & control
Hepatitis B Vaccines - administration & dosage - economics
Humans
Immunization Programs - economics - organization & administration - utilization
Male
Program Evaluation
Quebec
School Health Services - economics - standards
Abstract
In 1994, immunization against hepatitis B was implemented in schools in Quebec, targeting grade 4 students. In 1996-1997 and 1997-1998, one Local Community Service Centre (CLSC) replaced the school-based program in its district with vaccination offered in community clinics after school hours. The aim of the current study was to compare the effectiveness and costs of school-based and clinic-based programs.
Vaccination coverage data were collected in the CLSC with the clinic-based program (CBP), and in three matched CLSCs with a school-based program (SBP), from 1994 to 2000. Surveys were conducted to estimate costs to parents, to schools and to CLSCs in 1997-1998.
With the implementation of the CBP, the vaccination coverage fell to 73%, compared with over 90% in the SBPs. Coverage increased to 90% when the CBP was abandoned. Costs to the CLSC were not much lower in the CBP. Societal costs were $63 per student vaccinated in the CBP, and
PubMed ID
12583682 View in PubMed
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