In honor of the World Immunization Week celebrated in the last week of April, it is important not only to reflect on the powerful impact that vaccination has on the maintenance of our communities, but also to reconsider the steps that we are making in eliminating illnesses that can to be prevented with vaccines. Vaccination is widely recognized as one of the brightest and most economical public health interventions to date, preventing a global assessment of the deaths of 2 to 3 million per year.
For example, the vaccine program for children, created in response to the measles epidemic in the United States between 1989 and 1991, reportedly saved $ 295 billion in direct costs from hospitalization and a total of 1.38 trillion in total social costs within 20 years.
However, in Indonesia, the benefits and glittering reputation of vaccine efficacy were instead dented by mistrust and slaughter …
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