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Savings from flu vaccine

Vaccination for influenza resulted in an average annual cost savings of $13.66 per healthy working adult vaccinated.

Nichol, Kristin L. Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Strategy to Vaccinate Healthy Working Adults Against Influenza. JAMA Intern Med. 2001; 161(5): 749-59. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=647568

Reference

Title
Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Strategy to Vaccinate Healthy Working Adults Against Influenza
Publication
JAMA Intern Med
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Nichol, Kristin L.
Volume & Issue
Volume 161, Issue 5
Pages
749-59
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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