Tallying up the flu's effect on our economy is enough to make you sick. Influenza was responsible for 100 million lost work days in 2010, according to a Walgreens study. That's $7 billion in lost wages, and $10 billion in lost productivity. Inspired to get vaccinated this year? We'll point you to the best deal.
Novavax has landed a lucrative flu-vaccine contract with the U.S. government. It's worth $97 million over the first three years, and it can be extended for an additional two years, for a total contract value of $179.1 million. The technology could prove to be a lifesaver.