If you’re looking to get vaccinated in southeast Missouri, there are several locations where you can do so. Be sure to check with each location for their specific vaccine availability and appointment scheduling information. It’s also important to check what type of vaccine is available at each location and if it is suitable for your age, health conditions, and other factors.
Over the years, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and disability, and have saved millions of lives. For example, polio, which caused approximately 50,000 cases each year in the U.S., was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century with annual epidemics. But, through successful vaccination programs around the world, polio is almost gone from the world.
The CDC estimates that vaccination of children born between 1994 and 2018 in the U.S. will prevent 419 million illnesses, help avoid 936,000 deaths, and save nearly $1.9 trillion in total societal costs (that includes $406 billion in direct costs).
Unfortunately, too often, our organization learns of people who suffer from illness and disability from infectious, yet preventable diseases, or of families who mourn the devastating loss of loved ones from an illness that could have been prevented through vaccines.
Did you know that when you get vaccinated, you’re not only protecting yourself, but you are also protecting your family and your community from contagious and dangerous diseases? If we have high vaccination rates in every community, we are able to keep diseases from spreading throughout the U.S.
Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very costly resulting in doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Additionally, national, state and local outbreak responses also take a lot of time, money and manpower. Through timely vaccinations, the U.S. saves billions of dollars.