Immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect against
infectious diseases. Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide and
millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs. Unfortunately, each year
thousands of people still die of vaccine-preventable diseases. IDSA is working
to ensure that immunization programs are established, maintained and funded, and
that research and development of new vaccines continues. IDSA also seeks to
strengthen adult and adolescent immunization coverage and mandate influenza
immunization of health care personnel.