How many people die each year from flu (directly or indirectly) 3,000 to 49.000
Flu is especially dangerous for people over 65. One study found that in New Zealand, more people died from flu- related complications than from road accidents.
Each year, flu costs the U.S. between $13.9k and $957.5 mil per county — that’s a total economic impact of between $26.8 and $87.1 billion.
Percentage of people who get the flu vaccine:
- 49.6% … kids (6 months to 17 years)
- 31.7% … adults (18 to 49)
- 48.1% … adults (50 to 64)
- 69.1% … adults (65+)
Getting a flu vaccine reduces your chance of getting the flu by 50-60%.
40,000 – The number of people who didn’t die thanks to flu vaccines (from 2005 to 2014).
For every 4,000 people who get a flu vaccine, 1 death is prevented.
If you’re pregnant, getting the flu shot cuts your chances of developing flu- associated respiratory infections by about 50%.
Getting a flu shot while pregnant also means that your baby is about 33% less likely to get the flu than babies whose moms don’t get immunized. Protection can last for up to 4 months post- delivery.
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization by:
- 52% in people with lung disease
- 57% in people over 50
- 79% in people with diabetes
While everyone is at risk for getting the flu, certain groups are more vulnerable, including people with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and children.
Flu vaccines cut the rate of flu-related pediatric ICU admissions by 74%.