Influenza Vaccines: A Case Study

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Good Day, Jude Soweh

Thank you so much for such an inspirational discussion post. You made a tremendous sacrifice and prevailed in good health condition throughout the period of no health insurance. The United States have documented that 32 million Americans are without health insurance as of the year 2014 (Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF], 2016). Given that, 48% have decided to forgo health insurance because of the high cost of the insurance premium (KFF, 2016). Those who have decided to forgo insurance were in a family of at least one person working (KFF, 2016). In which estimated to be approximately 8 in 10 and 5 in 10 were 200% below the poverty line (KFF, 2016). Considerably, adults were at higher risk of uninsured compared to children as a result of limited public coverage services for the over age 18 population of non-elderlies (KFF, 2016). In all cost of health insurance premium remains barriers for many families who to have made such sarcifice (KFF, 2016). Thanks for sharing your post.


Kaiser Family Foundation. (2016). Key facts about the uninsured population.
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Influenza vaccines direct and indirect medical costs have resulted in an effective cost saving for all ages especially the 65 and up (Carias et al., 2015). The direct and indirect cost of influenza vaccination is associated with many economic principles that ties in with 1) the health outcomes, 2) medical cost, 3) hospitalizations, 4) loss of lives, 5) inpatients admission, 6) over the counter medication, 7) out of patients visits, drug prescription, 9) days lost to work and much more (Carias et al., 2015). Therefore, the overall economic cost of providing vaccination to the population is relevantly high given the above factors that is considerable to weigh the benefits cost of vaccination. However, the advantage of the vaccinate cannot be compared to the cost giving that people will live healthily and hopefully longer

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