Cost of infectious disease in unvaccinated individuals
Unvaccinated individuals are responsible fror almost 80% ($7.1 billion) of the $9 billion economic burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in 2015. Note that the cost is based on the vaccine-preventable illnesses… [ Get More Details ]
Hospitalization rates in shingles patients rises with age
Hospitalization rates for people with shingles are 75 times higher for people age 85+ than for those under the age of 30.
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Mortality rates from flu and pneumonia rise significantly with age
Death rate from pneumonia and flu is 130x higher for ages 85+ compared with people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is higher than that seen… [ Get More Details ]
~1.7 million Americans develop hospital-acquired HAIs annually