Health Awareness

Immunization and Mental Health Fact

Immunization Fact

  • The COVID-19 vaccine prevented more than 18.5 million hospitalizations and 3.2 million deaths in the US from December 2020- to November 2022 and saved US 1.15 Trillion dollars
  • one in five children globally DOES NOT have access to essential immunization even though it only costs $18 per child to be entirely immune in low-income countries
  • There are more than 25 safe and effective vaccines to prevent disease, protect health, and help to prevent and mitigate outbreaks.

Mental Health Fact

  • One in five US adults experiences mental illness each year, and one in twenty has a serious mental illness.
  • Anxiety disorder has the higher percentage among US adults (19.1%) compared with Major Depressive Episodes (8.4%)
  • People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing the cardiovascular and metabolic disease than the general population.
  • 20.8% of homeless people experience a serious mental health condition, and 15.3% of US Veterans had a mental illness in 2019

How to Prevent Mental Health Problems

Self-care: Get regular exercise, Eat healthily, Make sleep a priority, Try a relaxing activity, Focus on positivity, and Stay connected

Seek professional Help If you have difficulty sleeping, Changes in appetite, Struggle to get out of bed, Difficulty concentrating, and Loss of interest.

Know what to do in Crisis: Call or text 988 or Call 911

Useful links

Vaccine information and schedule for Adults and Children

Vaccine Information sheet

Help for Mental Illness

Mental Health Resources