Every year, between 50,000 and 90,000 adults in the U.S. die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications.
The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination Fact Sheet
Published November 7, 2013
This fact sheet shines a spotlight on the value of vaccination in reducing the burden of infectious diseases and outlines some of the major barriers to optimal vaccination in older adults.
To see the data online and access other volumes on chronic diseases of aging, visit www.silverbook.org.