Vaccine-Preventable Adult Diseases

COVID-19 Vaccination

Learn what you and your family need to know about COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine-preventable diseases cause long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death.

In the United States:

  • CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations in the United States have ranged from 140,000 to 710,000 and flu related deaths have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000.
  • About 320,000 people get pneumococcal pneumonia every year, leading to over 150,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths, mostly among the elderly.
  • About 880,000 people have chronic hepatitis B, which can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death.
  • HPV causes over 27,000 cancers in women and men each year. About 4,000 women die each year from cervical cancer.
Did You Know

Each year in the United States, 1 million people get shingles. Some of these people will have severe pain that can continue even long after their rash clears up (called post-herpetic neuralgia) or they may suffer from other painful complications that could persist for years.

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