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Cost-effectiveness of flu vaccine

Vaccination for pandemic influenza (pH1N1) prior to an outbreak produces incremental cost-effectiveness ratios for individuals without high risk conditions, ranging from $8,000 to $52,000 per quality-adjusted life year.

Prosser L, Lavelle T, Fiore A, Bridges C, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccination in the United States. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(7). http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0022308

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccination in the United States
Publication
PLoS ONE
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Prosser L, Lavelle T, Fiore A, Bridges C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 7
URL
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