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

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


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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Australia
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Health Services for the Aged / economics*
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / economics*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Middle Aged


  • Influenza Vaccines