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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Statewide School-located Influenza Vaccination Program for Children 5–13 Years of Age, Hawaii, USA

Paul V. Effler1Comments to Author , Carl Chu, Howard He, Kate Gaynor, Steve Sakamoto, Marcia Nagao, Lisa Mendez, and Sarah Y. Park
Author affiliations: State of Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Table 2

Operation costs for statewide school-located influenza vaccination program, Hawaii, USA, 2007–08 influenza season*

Expenditure type Cost, $ Percentage of total
Vaccine 1,198,403 48
Medical supplies (e.g., adhesive bandage, gloves, alcohol wipes, tissues) 135,000 5
Consent forms, VIS, other print materials 148,278 6
Data management (contracted data entry for consent forms)
Curriculum development and training materials 35,300 1
Public relations; television and radio public service announcements 216,706 9
Courier services to distribute forms and transport vaccine 19,300 1
Student rewards (stickers and hand stamps)
DOH staff hired to implement project 130,199
Contract nursing services† 266,344
Estimated cost of in-kind person-hour contributions, e.g., DOH, nursing schools, military, MRC 281,733
Subtotal for staffing
Total 2,480,493 100

*VIS, vaccine information statement; DOH, State of Hawaii Department of Health; MRC, Medical Reserve Corps.
†Contract nursing staff members were procured through an agreement with a private nurse staffing agency; the agency charged the department for a predetermined amount per hour per nurse provided.

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1Current affiliation: Department of Health, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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