Measuring Social and Externality Benefits of Influenza Vaccination
If you’re on the fence about flu shots or don’t think you really need one... A one-percent increase in US flu vaccination rate results in 800 fewer deaths per year approximately and 14.5 million fewer work hours lost due to illness annually. #VaccinesWork
With cold and flu season right around the corner, it's time for some to think about getting vaccinated. In this new preprint,
examines the benefits of mandated #flu shot programs for health care workers. Read more here, it won't hurt a bit.
Farris Timimi, MD
Numbers: In the US, a 1% increase in flu #vaccination rates results in 800 fewer deaths/yr & 14.5 million fewer work hours lost due to illness #VaccinesWork