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Improving immunization rates is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. Progress is updated annually. Get the 2017 Progress Report for this priority or view current data highlights below.
Health equity interventions
Health system interventions
Immunizations are one of the 10 great public health achievements in the United States.
A recent economic analysis estimated that vaccinating the 2009 U.S. birth cohort with the recommended childhood immunization schedule prevented approximately 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease, and resulted in a net savings of $14 billion in direct costs and $69 billion in total societal costs.
Communities with high levels of immunization are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases because there is little opportunity for these diseases to spread. This community immunity also protects those who are most likely to experience poor outcomes from these diseases, such as infants or people who cannot be immunized for medical reasons.
Data source: ALERT IIS
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