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J Qual Clin Pract. 1997 Mar;17(1):3-11.

Influenza vaccination: cost-effective health care for the older adult?

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World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, CSL Limited, Parkville, Victoria.


Influenza is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in the older adult, and it represents a significant economic burden for health-care services. We have reviewed the published literature relating to influenza vaccine effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination in comparison with other health-care interventions and conclude that influenza vaccination is one of the most cost-effective interventions possible in the older adult population.

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