Flu Vaccine Prevented 13 Million Illnesses Over 6 Years

June 19, 2013 9:03 PM

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Flu Vaccine Prevented 13 Million Illnesses Over 6 Years

Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 million cases of illness over the last six years, according to new estimates from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The researchers analyzed information from each flu season between 2006 and 2011, including the number of flu illnesses and flu hospitalizations, as well as how well the vaccine worked and the total number of people who were vaccinated each year.

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