This page was the old page of the ODH´s Immunization
Program. The goal of the Ohio Department of Health with
this program was to reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable
diseases including hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,
invasive Hib disease, polio, measles, mumps, rubella,
varicella, and influenza among the state's adults and
children. In order to keep this side alive, we have
put contents on this site which are useful to serve
as a information platform for people. You can also find
a list of interesting links.
Immunizations can save lives and stop the spread of
diseases. Babies and toddlers that are given immunizations
on time can be protected from many dangerous diseases.
Babies and toddlers who do not get their shots on time
can be infected by one of these ten diseases and become
very sick. The measles epidemic of 1989-1991 made more
than 55,000 people ill - 11,000 had to be hospitalized
and 120 died. Most of the infants and toddlers who got
sick did not have their measles shot on time.
Children need to have all of their immunizations by
age 2 to be fully protected against vaccine-preventable
Besides saving children from dangerous diseases, immunizations
save money. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, for every $1 spent on diphtheria,
tetanus and pertussis programs, $29 is saved in direct
and indirect costs.
List of Diseases
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