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The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 269 No 7212 p241
24 August 2002

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Influenza vaccination cost-effective for healthy young adults

Vaccinating healthy younger adults against influenza is worthwhile, say American researchers. Using a computer model the researchers found that prevention and treatment strategies which included vaccination had an overall saving of about $30 (?19) each compared with no vaccination and no treatment with antivirals. Non-vaccination became optimal only for mild influenza seasons (Annals of Internal Medicine 2002;137:225).

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