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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Mass Vaccination Campaign Following Community Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease

Gérard Krause*†Comments to Author , Carina Blackmore†, Steven Wiersma†, Cheryll Lesneski‡, Laurey Gauch‡, and Richard S. Hopkins†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA; ‡Putnam County Health Department, Palatka, Florida, USA;

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Table 4

Cost of public health intervention to control meningococcal outbreak, Putnam County, Florida, 1998–1999a

Expenditure Estimated working hrsb Approximate cost (U.S.$) % of total cost of intervention
Purchase and delivery of the vaccine N/A 240,500 65
Personnel costs
Vaccine administration 4,000 74,000 20
Public information 1,200 22,200 6
Contact investigation 1,000 18,500 5
Other N/A 14,800 4
Total 6,200 370,000 100

aNA, not applicable.
bAverage cost per hour of a public health employee was estimated to be $18.50.

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