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Cost of measles much higher than vaccine

One case of measles can cost 23 times as much as a single vaccination to prevent it.

Ehreth J. 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 J
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 7-8
Pages
596-600
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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