Each year over 1.5 million children under the age of five die from diseases that can be easily prevented with common vaccines. Over 90% of these children live in areas of the world where routine health care or supportive medical services are limited. Additional factors such as malnutrition and unclean water place these children at higher risk for contracting and fighting diseases.
Immunizations are one of the most cost-effective, life-saving healthcare services available, and are considered a basic healthcare measure for all children.
The CDC estimates that immunizations have prevented 2-3 million deaths each year. Despite significant advances, vaccines that are routinely offered in the United States are not readily available to all children in many parts of the world.
Vaccines Ambassadors believes that we all have a responsibility to ensuring that every child has access to life-saving vaccines, regardless of where they live. Each of us has the ability to have a tangible impact on the life of a child and their community.