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Mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases

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Vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications account for 50,000 to 90,000 adult deaths in the U.S. each year.

Reid K, Grizzard T, Poland G. Adult Immunizations: Recommendations for practice. Mayo Clin Proc. 1999; 74(4): 377-84. http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196%2811%2964406-6/fulltext

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Title
Adult Immunizations: Recommendations for practice
Publication
Mayo Clin Proc
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Reid K, Grizzard T, Poland G
Volume & Issue
Volume 74, Issue 4
Pages
377-84
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Human Value

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