VACCINES BRING US CLOSER TO ELIMINATING MEASLES AND RUBELLA, AND WILL BRING US CLOSER AGAIN
For years, vaccines have helped us connect. Measles vaccines have saved more than 23 million lives since 2000. #VaccinesWork to bring us closer to eliminating measles, rubella and other vaccine preventable deaths. Vaccines do not only protect our health, but they also give children a future in which to flourish. When people are equitably protected by safe and effective vaccines, this will help end and prevent epidemics, save lives and help us be together again.

World Immunization Week (April 24-30) recognizes the impact vaccines have made to save billions of lives globally over the last 30 years, and the power they have to protect people of all ages in all regions of the world against vaccine-preventable diseases. But we also recognize more work must be done to deliver on the promise that no one should die of a vaccine preventable disease like measles or rubella.

This year’s theme, Vaccines Bring Us Closer, aims to unify health and immunization partners, organizations, and individuals around the story of how all vaccines bring us closer to the moments, people and goals we care most about. Not only will vaccines bring us closer to good health and well-being – they will bring us closer to a brighter future of seeing friends, moving around freely, better education, stronger economies, and so much more.

To join the conversation, visit the 2021 World Immunization Week campaign page, please click here.


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