7 Ways Vaccines Can and Do Save Lives

Elizabeth Lai, Mercer University College of Pharmacy 2016

Read more to find out which immunization facts made our list.

  1. A child dies from pneumonia every 20 seconds.
  2. In 2010, approximately 50,000 patients died and 1.1 million were hospitalized from pneumonia.
  3. At least 6 vaccines target causes of pneumonia.
  4. Immunizations prevent 2-3 million deaths per year.
  5. Polio cases have declined by more than 99% since 1988.
  6. Approximately 5 million children in developing countries die each year from vaccine preventable diseases.
  7. Global measles deaths declined by 74% from 2000 to 2007.
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