Private vaccines - cheap at the price?

Turner, Nikki
August 2011
New Zealand Doctor;8/10/2011, p40
The article examines the price of private vaccines in New Zealand. According to the author, there are several good vaccines available privately in New Zealand that are not on the free national schedule. This leads to confusion on the part of health providers and consumers as to what is available free and what should be offered for purchase. The author enumerates five vaccine types and discusses the reasons why they are worthwhile including the varicella vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, and pertussis-containing vaccines.


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