Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: a systematic review

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Background: Seasonal influenza can cause a significant public health burden. Vaccination is proposed as the most effective measure to prevent influenza and related undesired outcomes. Objective: To estimate the efficiency of influenza vaccination. Methods: A literature review of economic evaluations of influenza vaccinations, published over the last 5 years, was performed using MEDLINE (through PubMed), Web of Science and Scopus. Results: 935 papers were identified and 30 were selected, including studies performed in different population subgroups: general population, children, adults, elderly, pregnant women and high risk patients. Twenty-one studies were performed in Europe and in US. The majority of the studies were carried out on elderly patients and children. All except one were cost-effectiveness analyses and reported influenza vaccination as a cost-saving or cost-effective intervention. Conclusions: Vaccination strategies are economically favourable in a range of countries and sub-groups of patients. 

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Lucia Sara D'Angiolella - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Alessandra Lafranconi - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Paolo Angelo Cortesi - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Silvia Rota - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Giancarlo Cesana - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Lorenzo Giovanni Mantovani - Research Centre on Public Health (CESP), University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

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D’Angiolella, L. S., Lafranconi, A., Cortesi, P. A., Rota, S., Cesana, G., & Mantovani, L. G. (2018). Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: a systematic review. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 54(1), 49-57. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/596
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