Return on Investment of the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in New York City

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: In this decision analytical model study of a citywide initiative, every $1 invested in the New York City COVID-19 vaccination campaign yielded estimated savings of $10.19 in direct and indirect costs of health outcomes that would have been incurred without vaccination. The findings of this study suggest that COVID-19 vaccination in New York City was associated with reduction in severe outcomes and avoidance of substantial economic losses. 

Authors: Alison P. Galvani, Ph.D., of the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut, is the corresponding author. 



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