How many deaths could have been prevented by vaccines?
In 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that vaccination prevents 2.5 million deaths each year.
With 100% immunization, and 100% efficacy of the vaccines, one out of seven deaths among young children could be prevented, mostly in developing countries, making this an important global health issue.
How many people in the US die from preventable diseases?
Annual number of deaths and causes
|Cause||Number||Percent of total|
|Preventable medical errors in hospitals||210,000 to 448,000||23.1%|
|Being overweight and obesity||111,900||4.6%|
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Which disease has experienced a recent resurgence due to unvaccinated individuals?
Measles resurgence in the United States – Wikipedia.
What impact does Reduced vaccination have on herd immunity?
Herd immunity created via vaccination contributed to the eventual eradication of smallpox in 1977 and has contributed to the reduction of the frequencies of other diseases. Herd immunity does not apply to all diseases, just those that are contagious, meaning that they can be transmitted from one individual to another.