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Why expanding flu vaccination is good public policy

Posted by Matt Kennedy on March 13, 2014 in Faculty and Staff, Research, All News, Economics, Faculty of Science

Courtney J. Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, recently published a paper in the American Economic Journal: Applied, which may encourage policy makers to rethink vaccination program strategies. Dr. Ward’s research found that expanding flu vaccine coverage to healthy young people, as well as the elderly, might be a better strategy of defense against flu and its associated medical costs. Read more from Dal News or watch Ward's interview with CTV.