TABLE 6.

Projected Cost Per Life-Year Saved of Routine Adolescent Conjugate Meningococcal Vaccination and Previously Adopted Routine Childhood Vaccination Programs

Cost Per Life-Year Saved (Societal)Ref No.
Varicella vaccination (infant, routine)Saving*49
Hepatitis B vaccination (adolescent)Saving50
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (infant, routine)$80 00034
Meningococcal conjugate vaccination (adolescent, routine)$121 000§
  • * Five percent annual discount rate for future costs and benefits (1990 dollars).

  • Five percent annual discount rate for future costs, no discounting of future nonmonetary benefits (1993 dollars).

  • Three percent annual discount rate for future costs and benefits (1997 dollars).

  • § Three percent annual discount rate (2003 dollars).