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WHO Western Pacific @WHOWPRO
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It’s World Immunization Week! Vaccinations save over 2-3 million lives every year around the world. Doing your part makes sure you, your family and your community stay disease-free. Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Hep B
Japanese encephalitis
Yellow Fever
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
#VaccinesWork! An infographic describing how vaccines work
Vaccines prevent deadly diseases.
If we stop vaccination, diseases that have become uncommon will return. #Vaccines are a great tool that can eliminate diseases from the map. Protected together, #VaccinesWork! If we stop vaccination, diseases will return. Even with better hygiene, sanitation and access to safe water, infections still spread. When people are not vaccinated, infectious diseases that have become uncommon : diphtheria, measles, mumps and polio, quickly reappear
Vaccines provide better immunity than infections. #VaccinesWork! Vaccines provide better immunity than natural infections. The immune response to vaccines is similar to the one produced by natural infection but less risky i.e. natural infection can lead to irreversible paralysis from polio.
Giving several #vaccines at the same time reduces discomfort for the child and has no negative effect on a child’s immune system. #VaccinesWork A little girl is vaccinated during an measles mumps and rubella immunization campaign in Lao PDRA baby girl is vaccinated during a campaign in LaoA little boy receives his vaccination in LaoChildren show off their mark showing that they have been vaccinated against MMR
-Helped eradicate #smallpox
-Reduced child deaths globally 📉
-Protect against disease
-Prevent disability and death
Yes, #VaccinesWork!
FACT: Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective means to help children grow into healthy adults. #VaccinesWork!
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