Facts

Vaccines have been hailed as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Nearly 20 million cases of infectious diseases and 42,000 deaths are averted every year in the United States through timely vaccination.

Vaccines are the most economical health interventions known to man. For every $1 spent on each of the eleven vaccines given routinely to children, our country saves $10.1 in medical costs by averting costs to treat diseases.