Chicken pox vaccine program 'clearly working' among Ontario children

Honestly, I kind of wish the numbers were higher, but even where they are they speak volumes. Vaccines work, and they can reduce both the health hazards (and all the personal toll that they can take) and they reduce the burden on the health care system. 

Show this to your favorite anti-vaxxer and time how long it takes for them to conclude that Ontario's public health scientists are big-pharma shills.

In a study that looked at 20 years of data, Public Health Ontario found the number of children who visited a doctor or an emergency room due to chickenpox dropped 71 per cent after the public immunization program began in 2004, compared to two earlier periods. Hospitalizations also fell 59 per cent.