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Cost savings from immunization

Every dollar spent on immunization saves $6.30 in direct medical costs – a total savings of $10.5 billion. When including indirect costs such as lost days of work, disability, etc., every dollar spent saves $18.40–a total savings of $42 billion.

Rappaport R. CDC: Immunizations high but a shot in the arm still needed. August 2003

Reference

Title
CDC: Immunizations high but a shot in the arm still needed
Publisher
Cox News Service
Publication Date
August 2003
Authors
Rappaport R

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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