Measles Outbreaks Cost Taxpayers Millions

February 6, 2015 5:13 PM

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This is the first of a two-part story. The second part, “Vaccine Policies Save Money and Lives,” explains how immunizations save taxpayers millions of dollars.

A preventable outbreak of measles creates a social, public health and economic ripple that costs millions of dollars and affects hundreds, if not thousands of people. In 2011, a case of 16 outbreaks across the country that infected for just public health systems alone. What’s tougher to tally are th...

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