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Vaccines for children : 20 years of protecting America's children
  • Published Date:
    September 16, 2014
  • Language:
    English


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.)
  • Description:
    The Vaccines for Children program was established in 1994 to make vaccines available to uninsured children. VFC has helped prevent disease and save lives…big time!

    CDC estimates that vaccination of children born beween 1994 and 2013 will:

    • prevent 322 million illnesses --> more than the current population of the entire U.S.A.

    • help avoid 732,000 deaths --> greater than the population of Boston MA

    • save nearly $1.4 trilliion in total societal costs (that includes $295 billion in direct costs) --> or $4,473 for each American

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