During the cold and flu season, the use and over-dosing of paracetamol is common, and may partially be driven by higher use of over-the-counter combination medications for the treatment of upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms.
If flu vaccines were mandatory for all school-age children, the savings on direct healthcare costs alone would easily reach into the tens of millions.
A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.
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