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    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
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    Austin, TX 78714

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Data     Immunization   Investigation 

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) are conditions which are preventable through vaccines available to protect against these diseases.  Vaccines are counted among the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century.  Countless lives have been saved and many diseases have been prevented because of vaccines.  Today, vaccine preventable disease levels are at record lows.  Even though most infants and toddlers have received all recommended vaccines by age 2, many under-immunized children remain, leaving the potential for outbreaks of disease.  Many adolescents and adults are under-immunized as well, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal disease. Be wise, immunize and protect yourself and your loved one.

 Comparison of Highest Vaccine Preventable Disease Case Counts and 2015 Case Counts, Texas 
 Disease Highest Case Count during 20th Century  2015 Case Count  Percent Decrease
 Congenital Rubella Syndrome 12 (1974) 0a  100.0%
 Diphtheria 1,544 (1946) 0a  100.0%
 Haemophilus influenzae type b, invasive 843 (1988) 11 98.7%
 Hepatitis A 4,892 (1973) 147 97.0%
 Hepatitis B, acute 1,960 (1998) 159 91.9%
 Measles 88,000 (1958) 1 >99.9%
 Meningococcal disease, invasive 356 (1951) 30 91.6%
 Mumps 32,939 (1950) 20 >99.9%
 Pertussis 21,588 (1947) 1,504 93.0%
 Pneumococcal disease, invasiveb  1,952 (2009) 1,693 13.3%
 Polio (paralytic) 2,778 (1950) 0a  100.0%
 Rubella 8,408 (1970) 2 >99.9%
 Tetanus 55 (1954) 2 96.4%
 Varicella 26,888 (1997) 1,491a  94.5%
 aHistoric low or tied for lowest annual case count.    
 bReporting of invasive Pneumococcal disease began in 2003. 

2007-2016 VPD Data -Age Groups (PDF)

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Last updated July 27, 2018