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Vaccines not just important for preventing disease - they can help a country’s economy too

23 May 2018
Vaccines not just important for preventing disease - they can help a country’s economy too

A new study has found that improved childhood vaccination rates are associated with economic growth for countries.

The study, published in World Development, and led by Neal Masia, Professor of Economics and Management at Columbia University in New York, shows that improving a country’s childhood vaccination rate by even 1% can result in a significant and long-lasting effect on economic growth.

Meningitis Research Foundation welcomes this study, because vaccination is the only way to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and the research findings help to show added value of vaccines. It helps make the case for countries to prioritise and maintain vaccination programmes.

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