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Bartsch SM, Taitel MS, DePasse JV
Epidemiologic and economic impact of pharmacies as vaccination locations during an influenza epidemic.
During an influenza epidemic, where early vaccination is crucial, pharmacies may be a resource to increase vaccine distribution reach and capacity. In this paper, the investigators utilized an agent-based model of the US and a clinical and economics outcomes model to simulate the impact of different influenza epidemics and the impact of utilizing pharmacies in addition to traditional (hospitals, clinic/physician offices, and urgent care centers) locations for vaccination for the year 2017.
Citation: Bartsch SM, Taitel MS, DePasse JV . Epidemiologic and economic impact of pharmacies as vaccination locations during an influenza epidemic. Vaccine 2018 Nov 12;36(46):7054-63. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.09.040..
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Influenza, Provider: Pharmacist, Public Health, Vaccination