Assessing the broader economic impact of vaccines and immunisation programmes

PI: Mark Jit
Funding: WHO

Economic evaluations of immunisation programmes usually focus on the morbidity and mortality prevented by the vaccine together with its economic impact on the health care sector. More recently, greater attention has been paid to the economic impact of vaccines on broader measures, such as cognitive and educational outcomes, household decision-making, national economic growth, demographic change. However, the strength of evidence behind many of these outcomes is still unclear. This project aims to develop an evidence-based framework by which to understand these broader outcomes, as well as guidelines about whether and how they should be captured in economic evaluations.