04/22/2014 05:44 pm ET | Updated Apr 22, 2014

Not Vaccinating Children Is Deadly. This Infographic Proves It

Vaccines save lives.

April 24-30 marks the World Health Organization's World Immunization Week, which focuses on global efforts to protect children from deadly but preventable diseases, such as measles.

As the infographic below created by UNICEF points out, if all children globally were immunized today, about 25 million lives would be saved by 2020. Vaccines also cost little, and would save billions of dollars in treatment expenses for preventable diseases down the road.

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