VFC Infographic: 20 Years of Protection
Source: Benefits from Immunization during the Vaccines for Children Program Era — United States, 1994-2013. MMWR. 25 Apr 2014.
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Vaccines for Children. Protecting America’s children every day.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccines. VFC has helped prevent disease and save lives.
Photo of female African-American toddler smiling.
CDC estimates that vaccination of children born between 1994 and 2016 will:
Prevent 381 million illnesses. Image of arrow pointing to graphic of a group of people with text saying “more than the current population of the entire U.S.A.”
Help avoid 855,000 deaths. Image of arrow pointing to a graphic of the skyline of downtown Seattle with text saying “more than the population of Seattle, Washington.”
Save nearly $1.65 trillion in total societal costs (that includes $360 billion in direct costs). Image of arrow pointing to a graphic of a dollar bill with text saying “or $5,077 for each American.”
Updated 2017 analysis using methods from “Benefits from Immunization during the Vaccines for Children Program Era – United States, 1993-2013.”
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- Page last reviewed: April 23, 2014
- Page last updated: April 17, 2018
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