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Each flu case prevented could save $60 to $4,000

The influenza vaccination could save between $60 and $4,000 per case prevented.

Pearson M, Bridges C, Harper S. Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 24, 2006; 55(RR02): 1-16. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5502a1.htm

Reference

Title
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel
Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Publication Date
February 24, 2006
Authors
Pearson M, Bridges C, Harper S
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue RR02
Pages
1-16
URL
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