Increasing Appropriate Vaccination
Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines remain major causes of illness and death for people of all ages in the United States.
- Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people (CDC) .
- In the U.S., an estimated 800,000 to 1.4 million persons have chronic Hepatitis B virus infection (CDC) .
- Since implementation of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine program in 1995, the number of cases has declined 85%, the number of hospitalizations has declined 85%, and the number of deaths has declined 82% (CDC) .
Community Guide Systematic Reviews
The Community Guide includes systematic reviews of interventions in the following areas: