Published: Tue, February 21, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Introduction | Immunization | UNICEF

Introduction | Immunization | UNICEF

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A nomadic mother supports her 10-month-old baby, who receives vaccines for the first time.

Immunization saves up to 3 million children And girls every year

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It is Cape Cod's major airport as well as an air hub for the Cape and the Islands (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket). During World War II it was also known as the Naval Auxiliary Airfield Hyannis and both the Navy and Army Air.

Vaccines keep children alive and healthy by protecting them from disease. Vaccination is especially important for the hardest-to-reach families, as it can also be a bridge to other life-saving care for mothers and children in isolated communities, such as nutritional testing for children, mosquito nets Malaria, vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets. Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health investments we can make for future generations.

Vaccines protect more children than ever before. But by 2012, nearly one in five babies - 22.6 billion children - did not get the basic vaccines they need to stay healthy. Low levels of immunization mean gains in all other areas of health for mothers and children. The poorest, the most vulnerable children who need vaccines are still the least likely to get them.

Nearly a third of deaths among children under 5 years of age are vaccine-preventable. UNICEF and its partners are working to change these numbers and ensure that the lives of all children are protected with vaccines. But if immunization is not prioritized, the most marginalized children will not receive vaccines, which could mean the difference between life and death.

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