Apr 01, 2016

Calculations: April 23-30 is National Immunization Awareness Week

18.7 million: Estimated number of infants worldwide who do not receive basic vaccines (source)

2-3 million: Number of deaths prevented worldwide each year because of immunization (source)

79%: Percentage worldwide drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2014 because of vaccination (source)

9-26: Recommended age for females and males to be immunized for HPV (source)

75%: Percentage of sexually active Canadians infected with HPV (source)

10: Recommended number of years between tetanus booster shots (source)

≥60: Age at which every Canadian should receive the herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine (source)

≥65: Age at which every Canadian should receive the pneumococcal vaccine (source)

1979: Year the Canadian Immunization Guide was first published (source)

6 weeks: Recommended age at which babies be immunized for rotavirus (source)

$675: Societal cost for each case of rotavirus requiring an emergency department visit (source)

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