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Potential value of pneumonia vaccine

Use of PCV13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) in older adults is estimated to have the potential to reduce total healthcare costs by $3.5 billion and total societal costs by $7.4 billion.

Weycker D, Sato R, Strutton D, Edelsberg J, et al. Public Health and Economic Impact of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in U.S. Adults Aged > 50 Years. Vaccine. 2012; 30(36): 5437-44. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X12008286

Reference

Title
Public Health and Economic Impact of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in U.S. Adults Aged > 50 Years
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Weycker D, Sato R, Strutton D, Edelsberg J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 30, Issue 36
Pages
5437-44
URL
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