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Over 6 years, flu vaccine prevented >110,000 hospitalizations and 5.8 million medical visits

Over a 6-year period (2005 – 2011), the influenza vaccine prevented more than 110,000 hospitalizations and 5.8 million medical visits.

Kostova D, Reed C, Finelli L, Cheng P, et al. Influenza Illness and Hospitalizations Averted by Influenza Vaccination in the United States, 2005-2011. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(6): e66312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066312. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066312

Reference

Title
Influenza Illness and Hospitalizations Averted by Influenza Vaccination in the United States, 2005-2011
Publication
PLoS ONE
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Kostova D, Reed C, Finelli L, Cheng P, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 6
Pages
e66312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066312.
URL
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