Immunization & Preventive Services
Vaccines are among the most cost-effective clinical preventive services and are a core component of any preventive services package. Childhood immunization programs provide a very high return on investment by preventing countless cases of illness and death. Preventive services focus on preventing disease and maintaining proper health, rather than treating a condition after it has progressed. Preventive care may include immunizations, vaccines, regular check-ups, routine physicals and colonoscopies.
Treating a disease in its earliest stages can be relatively easy, sometimes requiring little more than a simple prescription. But helping a patient combat the effects of an advanced disease can prove extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible.