VFC Infographic: Protecting America’s Children Every Day

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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 2018 will:

Prevent 419 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 936,000 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 $1.9 trillion in total societal costs (that includes $406 billion in direct costs). Image of arrow pointing to a graphic of a dollar bill with text saying “more than $5,000 for each American.”

Updated 2018 analysis using methods from “Benefits from Immunization during the Vaccines for Children Program Era – United States, 1994-2013.”

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Page last reviewed: March 26, 2019