Vaccination Programs: Economic and Leadership Considerations

Value in Health                   
October 2018 Volume 21, Issue 10, p1133-1268

Vaccination Programs: Economic and Leadership Considerations
Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go
Published online: September 19, 2018
health program in your country. With finite resources available to you, you must ensure to invest wisely to protect and preserve the health of the greater society. Suppose, in particular, you are considering an immunization program that will prevent communicable illness in a large population in a place where health care services are less than ideal. If funds are allocated to immunization, will that choice deprive another program of needed funding? How will you decide how to spend the limited resources? More specifically, what kinds of information are essential in helping you and your fellow ministers decide on which of the numerous competing priorities to invest in.