Did you know? Vaccines remain the best defense against infectious diseases, and they play a vital role in protecting the health of communities. According to CDC, among children born between 1994-2018, vaccination will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 deaths. Despite the success and overall public acceptance of vaccines, less than optimal vaccine rates continue to pose a significant threat to public health. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges to routine and seasonal vaccination. Data sources have indicated an alarming decline in immunization rates among all age groups during the past year.