Developed by Seabourne Consulting, experts in The Societal Value of Vaccination in the Age of COVID-19

The Societal Value of Vaccination in the Age of COVID-19

Copyright
2021
Published By
American Public Health Association

This article discusses how standard economic evaluations of vaccines only consider limited, direct health and cost benefits and proposes adopting a broader societal view on the benefits of vaccines. A broader perspective would capture the true value of vaccinations more accurately by accounting for indirect benefits. For example, beyond deaths prevented and healthcare costs saved, vaccinations can help reduce hospital-acquired infections, the need for antimicrobial treatments, improve workforce health and participation, increase participation in community activities such as volunteering, and strengthening social networks.

Data & Metrics


Card image cap
Public Health and Equity Resource Navigator
Library
Published on 10/22/2021