The European Journal of Health Economics

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 473–481 | Cite as

Authors’ reply to Gandjour: “Modeling the cost-effectiveness of infant vaccination with pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Germany”

  • Alexander Kuhlmann
  • J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Health Economics Research Hannover (CHERH)Leibniz Universität HannoverHanoverGermany

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