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Shingles vaccine could improve QALY and save money

Vaccination of 1 million people age 60 and over with the shingles vaccine would result in 11,919 non-discounted and 8,782 discounted QALYs (quality of life years) gained and save around $49 million.

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: Record of the proceedings. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/min-archive/min-jun06.pdf. Published June 29-30, 2006

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Title
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: Record of the proceedings
Publication Date
Published June 29-30, 2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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