The most common and serious vaccine-preventable diseases tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO) are: diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae serotype b infection, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, tetanus, tuberculosis, and yellow fever.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what are 3 diseases that can be prevented by vaccines?
Vaccine preventable diseases currently include:
- pertussis (whooping cough)
- poliomyelitis (polio)
- haemophilus influenzae type b infections.
How many deaths could have been prevented by vaccines?
The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years (see Benefits from Immunization during the Vaccines for Children Program Era — United States, 1994-2013, MMWR).
How many people are dying from vaccine preventable diseases?
These vaccines save about 2.5 million lives, and the hepatitis B vaccine, although not as widely used, saves about 600,000 lives. Despite this success, more than 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases each year. Approximately 1.5 million of these deaths are in children less than 5 years old.