|World Immunization Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the effectiveness of vaccines and mobilize community support for immunization.|
In July 2022, WHO and UNICEF reported the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years. An estimated 12.5 million children in the world are totally unvaccinated.
Vaccination is one of the best tools we have to improve people’s health and well-being. Global vaccination programs for preventable diseases, such as polio, need to continue to protect vulnerable children and prevent outbreaks.
Rotary members have proven the good that vaccines do by immunizing 3 billion children against polio and reducing the cases of polio by 99.9% since 1988. But we know the job isn’t done until every child is vaccinated, and polio is stopped for good.
You can show your support for Rotary’s efforts by taking these steps: Download the World Immunization Week Toolkit to find resources to promote polio eradication and the importance of vaccines for all. Download and share our video, “Zero-Dose Children.”Show your commitment to ending polio with a contribution to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund. In today’s interconnected world, let’s take collective action to ensure that the polio vaccine reaches every child and communities are safe from disease.
Together, we end polio.