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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vaccine Times: Pro-health website of the day: Every Child By Two

Pro-health website of the day: Every Child By Two

On December 6, 2010, in ALL POSTS, by Leart Shaka
Every Child By Two, which can be found at ecbt.org is our pro-health website of the day. It is chock full of  important information. For instance, did you know that every $1 spent on vaccinations saves $6.30 in direct medical costs, for a total savings of over $10 Billion per year? Neither did I, and that is only counting direct medical savings; once you factor in total societal savings it goes up to $18.40, producing societal aggregate savings of $42 billion.

Here is the kind of useful information one can find at this website (I apologize the formatting did not carry over you can click here to see the source of this information). I encourage all to peruse the website and learn as much of these facts as possible, to use them to counter all the anti-vaccine misinformation out there, in the fight for our children’s health.

Childhood Vaccines Save Lives and Money

  • Routine childhood immunization
    • 33,000 deaths prevented
    • $43 billion saved
Disease
Cases Prevented
Deaths Prevented
Diphtheria
247,212
24,721
Tetanus
146
22
Pertussis
2,614,874
1,008
Polio
60,974
723
Measles
3,433,036
2,794
Mumps
2,095,917
11
Rubella
1,784,030
14
CRS
602
66
Hib
17,469
661
Hepatitis B
207,353
3,024
Varicella
3,788,807
57
Total
13,622,004
33,101
For every $1 spent:
DTaP saves2
$27.00
MMR saves3
$26.00
H. Influenza type b saves4
$5.40
Perinatal Hep B saves5
$14.70
Varicella saves6
$5.40
Inactivated Polio (IPV) saves7
$5.45
Sources
1 Zhou, et al., Arch PediatrAdolescMed, 159(Dec 2005):1136-1144
2 Ekwuemeet al, Arch PediatrAdolescMed, 154(Aug 2000): 797-803
3 Zhou, et al., J Infect Dis, 189(2004): S131-145
4 Zhou, et al., Pediatrics, 110:4(Oct 2002): 653-661
5 Zhou, et al., CDC unpublisheddata
6 Lieu, et al., JAMA, 271(1994): 375-81
7 Zhou, et al., CDC unpublished data Childhood

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