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Cost of infectious disease in unvaccinated individuals

Unvaccinated individuals are responsible fror almost 80% ($7.1 billion) of the $9 billion economic burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in 2015.  Note that the cost is based on the vaccine-preventable illnesses relevant to the 10 vaccines recommended for adults in the U.S.

 

Ozawa S, Portney A, Getaneh H, Clark S, et al. Modeling the Economic Burden of Adult Vaccine-Preventable In the United States. Health Affairs. 2016; 35(10). http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2016/10/07/hlthaff.2016.0462

Reference

Title
Modeling the Economic Burden of Adult Vaccine-Preventable In the United States
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Ozawa S, Portney A, Getaneh H, Clark S, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 35, Issue 10
URL
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