Silver Book Fact

Immunization significantly lowers rates of leading infectious diseases

Impact of Immunization on the Number of Annual Cases of Disease in the USA

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Vaccine Fact Book 2013. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2013. http://www.phrma.org/sites/default/files/pdf/PhRMA_Vaccine_FactBook_2013.pdf

Reference

Title
Vaccine Fact Book 2013
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Potential savings from shingles vaccine
    Use of the shingles vaccine in immunocompetent adults ages 60 and older could save between $82 and $103 million in healthcare costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of shingles,…  
  • Over 6 years, flu vaccine prevented >110,000 hospitalizations and 5.8 million medical visits
    Over a 6-year period (2005 – 2011), the influenza vaccine prevented more than 110,000 hospitalizations and 5.8 million medical visits.  
  • Only a 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save $3.2 – $5.2 billion each year
    A 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save between 5.7 and 11.3 million additional hospital days and between $3.2 and $5.2 billion in healthcare costs, each year.  
  • Polio vaccination prevented 5 million cases of paralysis since 1988
    Vaccination for polio reduced the number of worldwide cases from more than 300,000 per year in the 1980s to only 2,000 in 2002—also preventing an estimated 5 million cases of…  
  • Infection control program reduced hospital-acquired HAIs by > 1/3
    A multimodal infection control program reduced the rate of hospital-acquired HAIs by more than 1/3 and improved quality of care and patient outcomes.