Vaccine-Preventable Adult Diseases
Vaccine-preventable diseases cause long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death.
In the United States:
- Each year, an average of 226,000 people are hospitalized due to influenza and between 3,000 and 49,000 people die of influenza and its complications, the majority are among adults.
- There were approximately 32,000 cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in 2012. Of those cases, there were about 3,300 deaths.
- 800,000 to 1.4 million people suffer from chronic hepatitis B, with complications such as liver cancer.
- In the U.S., HPV causes about 17,000 cancers in women, and about 9,000 cancers in men each year. About 4,000 women die each year from cervical cancer.