CDC: VFC program continues to protect millions of children from disease

  • April 24, 2014

During the past 20 years, more than 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 early deaths among children will be prevented because of vaccinations, according to CDC estimates.

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was launched in 1994 in direct response to a measles resurgence in the United States that caused more than 100 deaths. The VFC program provides vaccines to children whose parents or caregivers might be unable to afford them.

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