By the Numbers: Vaccinations Save Lives

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<p>1<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Dollar amount, in billions, that the rotavirus vaccine saved because thousands of children vaccinated against the virus avoided hospitalization</p>
<p>176,000<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Number of hospitalizations the rotovirus prevented in the first four years it was available (2007-2011)</p>
<p>242,000<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Number of emergency room visits that were avoided by children vaccinated against the virus</p>
<p>60<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Number of American children who died per year before the vaccination was available</p>
<p><em>Source: Study results <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/03/peds.2013-3849.full.pdf+html">published </a>in the June 9 issue of </em>Pediatrics<em>, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics</em></p>

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