Cost-effectiveness of universal rotavirus vaccination in reducing rotavirus gastroenteritis in IrelandArchived

ECDC comment

Rotavirus gastroenteritis in Ireland is a quite common and unpleasant illness, but severe disease is unusual and death extremely rare. Nonetheless, rotavirus generates considerable direct and indirect costs.

Tilson L, Jit M, Schmitz S, Walsh C, Garvey P, McKeown P, Barry M. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 6;29(43):7463-73.

Although vaccines currently available are safe and efficacious, the option of universal vaccination coverage is too costly in Ireland under the base case assumptions. However, future vaccine price reductions, e.g. following competitive tendering, might lead to reconsider the issue.