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Lost productivity due to flu

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During flu season, in working adults ages 50 to 64 years old, flu-like illness is responsible for 45% of workdays lost and 49% of low-productivity days.

Nichol, Kristin L., April Lind, Karen L. Margolis, Maureen Murdoch, Rodney McFadden, et al. The Effectiveness of Vaccination Against Influenza in Healthy, Working Adults. NEJM. 1995; 333(14): 889-93. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199510053331401

Reference

Title
The Effectiveness of Vaccination Against Influenza in Healthy, Working Adults
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Nichol, Kristin L., April Lind, Karen L. Margolis, Maureen Murdoch, Rodney McFadden, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 333, Issue 14
Pages
889-93
URL
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