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Vaccines cost ~$50 per healthy life year saved

Most vaccinations cost less than $50 per healthy life year saved. In contrast, treating hypertension costs between $4,340 and $87,940 per healthy life year saved.

Ehreth, Jennifer. The Global Value of Vaccination. Vaccine. 2003; 21(7-8): 596-600. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12531324

Reference

Title
The Global Value of Vaccination
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Ehreth, Jennifer
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 7-8
Pages
596-600
URL
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