A new study shows that adults are protected without booster shots against tetanus and diphtheria for at least 30 years after getting the standard childhood vaccination shots. The United Kingdom and other countries do not recommend adult booster shots at all. Considering the number of adults scheduled to get booster shots at the current recommended 10 year interval, the authors of the study estimate a $280 million health care cost savings each year in the U.S. if the booster schedule were changed to at least the 30 year interval.
50% of the money spent on brand name medicines in 2018 went to hospitals, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, the government, and others – increasing from $24.7 billion to $48.6 billion between 2013 and 2018.
Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) compared to Generation X (born 1965 to 1980) have higher cholesterol and hypertension, more depression, more hyperactivity, and more alcohol and substance abuse.