Table 2

Cost estimates (£)

ParametersAllNatural varicellaBreakthrough varicellaZosterSource*
*Reference numbers in square brackets.
†Dr Elizabeth Miller (personal communication).
Vaccination costs
Cost of vaccine course30Assumption
Extra cost per course for adolescent and catch-up10Assumption
Self reported history of chickenpox
Direct costs
Cost GP consult222222[19]
Treat cost GP consult235[21]
Cost inpatient day219219219[19]
Average treat cost hospitalisation722722875[20]
Cost per dose of VZIG240PHLS†
Indirect costs
Not hospitalised
    Work days lost per case
    Work days lost
Cost of a work day lost
Household expenditures