Chickenpox Vaccine Saves Lives and Prevents Serious Illness Infographic

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Chickenpox Vaccine Saves Lives and Prevents Serious Illness

[Graph depicts decline in number of deaths per year from more than 120 in 1994 to fewer than 20 in 2010 while vaccination rate increased from around 10% in 1996, the year that U.S. vaccination program began, to 90% in 2010.]
Before U.S. vaccination began

  • Chickenpox caused more than 100 deaths every year
  • Chickenpox caused more than 10,000 hospitalizations every year
  • More than 4 million people got chickenpox every year

Since U.S. vaccination began (after 15 years of vaccination)

  • 90% decrease in deaths, meaning fewer than 20 people die from chickenpox every year
  • 84% fewer hospitalizations, meaning fewer than 1,700 people are hospitalized for chickenpox every year
  • 92% fewer cases means fewer than 350,000 people get chickenpox every year

Two doses of vaccine are needed to protect against chickenpox.

Find out more about chickenpox
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention