The introduction of the chickenpox vaccine is a wonderful accomplishment, according to the study’s principal author, Dr. Mona Marin, a medical epidemiologist. According to studies, 90.3% of children have been immunised against chickenpox by the age of two.
Marin claims that the country’s high vaccination coverage has resulted in a significant drop in cases, from 4 million per year to roughly 150,000.
According to CDC estimates, the chickenpox vaccine programme has also saved the United States roughly $1 billion per year in medical expenditures and lost work owing to parents having to stay home with sick children.
Children’s deaths, which had been as high as 150 per year, have been virtually eradicated, according to Marin. According to Marin, there were no fatalities among persons under the age of 20 between 2012 and 2016.
- Who is Dr Mona Marin?
She works at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease as a medical epidemiologist.
- What is Chicken Pox?
Chicken pox is a highly infectious viral infection that generates a painful rash and blister-like on skin.
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