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Annual flu vaccine could save 275,000 QALYs

Offering the influenza vaccine annually to all people over the age of 50 would save around 275,000 quality-adjusted life years over the lifetimes of a birth cohort of 4 million.

Macioesk M, Solberg L, Coffield A, Edwards N, et al. Influenza Vaccination: Health impact and cost effectiveness among adults aged 50 to 64 and 65 and older. Am J Prev Med. 2006; 31(1): 72-9. http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(06)00120-6/fulltext

Reference

Title
Influenza Vaccination: Health impact and cost effectiveness among adults aged 50 to 64 and 65 and older
Publication
Am J Prev Med
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Macioesk M, Solberg L, Coffield A, Edwards N, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
72-9
URL
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