Case For Support
Vaccines have the ability to end needless suffering as a result of preventable diseases.
Vaccines have been hailed as one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century, second only to clean water. Among children alone, vaccination prevents nearly 20 million cases of infectious diseases and 42,000 deaths every year in the United States. And the benefits extend beyond health – routine childhood vaccination also saves the U.S. $13.5 billion in direct costs and $68.8 billion in total societal costs annually.
Data gathered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that a significant proportion of children, adolescents, and adults are still not receiving all of the vaccines according to the recommended immunization schedules, leading to nationwide outbreaks of measles, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, pneumonia, and more. Influenza and pneumonia remain among the top ten causes of death in both men and women in the U.S.
As long as a single person continues to fall victim to a vaccine-preventable disease, our work is not complete. Learn more about our organization's accomplishments and exciting plans for the future through our Case for Support.