Vaccines protect us. Every year, vaccination saves up to 5 million lives around the world.1
For over 100 years, we have been protecting the health of millions. We are proud our vaccines can protect us and our loved ones from a wide range of severe infectious diseases, at each and every stage of life.
However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided with improved vaccination coverage.1 That’s why it’s important today everyone is informed about vaccines, how they work, which diseases they prevent, and how they can help us enjoy our lives to the fullest and achieve our dreams.
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Hear from Davide, Okoli and Sanne on how infectious diseases have impacted their lives.
Inspirational athlete and meningitis survivor, Davide shares his story to help raise awareness on the need for prevention against this potentially devastating disease.
Okoli was diagnosed with polio at the age of four and had to crawl for seven years before he was able to get help. He shares his story to help people with polio become more independent.
Sanne’s son, Thijs, was hospitalized to be ventilated due to RSV at only six weeks old. She shares her story to raise awareness of this disease and help other parents become more informed.
- WHO. Immunization Facts in Pictures. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/facts-in-pictures/detail/immunization. Reviewed December 2019. Accessed April 2022.