Report shows 20-year US immunization program spares millions of children from diseases

Recent measles outbreaks underscore importance of sustaining high vaccination coverage April 24, 2014 The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, according to CDC officials, 129 people in the U.S. have been reported to have measles this year in …