New Shingles Vaccine Is Cost Effective
Using data from randomized trials, researchers calculated
that using the new vaccine would save money over the long term, based on statistical measures that quantify the cost effectiveness of health care measures.
“Any price change in the future may change the calculation.”
The age of the recipient and failure to get the second shot could change the cost effectiveness.
But even allowing for such variables, if the new vaccine cost $350 for two doses, it would still be more cost effective than the old one.