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World Immunization Week

Closing the Immunization Gap: Bringing Vaccines to Doorsteps of Families and Households

Dr. Tedros Adhanom | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Dr. Tedros Adhanom

As World Immunization Week comes to a close today, it is an opportune time to reflect on the progress made to date with vaccine preventable illnesses....

Here's The Truth About Vaccines And Herd Immunity

Natalia Reagan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Natalia Reagan

This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.

How the Polio Vaccine Continues to Change History

Saleena Subaiya | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Saleena Subaiya

In celebration of World Immunization Week, this short video shows us the experience of polio through the eyes of a polio survivor and one of the world's foremost polio experts, Stephen Cochi.

Vaccines: A Global Health Success Story That Keeps Us On Our Toes

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

During the last two centuries, vaccines have eradicated smallpox, reduced global child mortality rates, and prevented countless birth defects and lifelong disabilities, such as paralysis from polio.

Saving Lives by Dinnertime: The Balancing Act of Global Health Parenting

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Our two daughters, Jessie and Abby, get vaccines. Not only do they receive their shots on schedule, but they've grown to understand why we've chosen to dedicate our careers to expanding access to immunization -- and they now know why we have to travel long distances, sometimes for extended periods of time, to help ensure that kids get the vaccines they need.

This Infographic Proves Why We Need To Stop Believing Myths Related To Vaccinations

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact

It's getting more and more difficult to justify the decision not to vaccinate a child. In recognition of World Immunization Week from April 24-30,...

The Steps It Will Take to Get Every Child Vaccinated

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Vaccines are one of the best investments we can make to give every child a healthy start at life. The world must come together to get more vaccines to all children who need them.

It's World Immunization Week: Do You Know Where Your Child's Vaccination Card Is?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Ranking among the very best investments we can make in our children, our communities and in future generations, vaccines merit meticulous tracking. They serve as the promise that children will be able to grow up healthy and reach each of the milestones we envision for them.

Not Vaccinating Children Is Deadly. This Infographic Proves It

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

Vaccines save lives. April 24-30 marks the World Health Organization's World Immunization Week, which focuses on global efforts to protect childre...

My Dad Cheated Death, and Others Can Too

Alanna Levine, M.D., F.A.A.P. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Alanna Levine, M.D., F.A.A.P.

World Immunization Week is a call to action but for me, as a pediatrician and a mom, it also serves as a reminder of how lucky we, as Americans, are to have access to critical preventative vaccines.