This chapter analyzes the costs and cost-effectiveness of scaling up the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and introducing selected new vaccines intothe program. It also summarizes the epidemiology of diseasespreventable through immunization and estimates the diseaseburden with and without immunization programs. In addition,the chapter discusses the organization, delivery, andfinancing of immunization programs and highlights futureprospects and areas for further study.
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Published 12 September 2006