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Cost of vaccine-preventable diseases

Vaccine-preventable diseases relevant to the ten vaccines recommended for US adults, cost an estimated $9 billion in 2015.

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
Volume & Issue
Volume 35, Issue 10
URL
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  • Economic Burden

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