Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination in prior pneumonia patients in Israel.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination in prior pneumonia patients in Israel.},
  author={Dan Yamin and Ran D. Balicer and Alison P. Galvani},
  volume={32 33},
Pneumonia is a common complication of influenza infection, and accounts for the majority of influenza mortality. Both the WHO and the Ministry of Health in Israel prioritize seasonal influenza vaccination primarily on the basis of age and specific co-morbidities. Here we consider whether the targeting of individuals previously infected with pneumonia for influenza vaccination would be a cost-effective addition to the current policy. We performed a retrospective cohort data analysis of 163,990… CONTINUE READING
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