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About Vaccines

After improved access to clean, safe drinking water, vaccination is the 20th century’s greatest public health triumph.

Immunisation saves 2-3 millions lives each year, but over 1.5 million still die from vaccine-preventable diseases.1

These bubbles are sized according to the annual number of disease cases in the US during the 1900s versus 2017. We’ve come so far. It’s a reminder that while disease rates are decreasing, most diseases haven’t disappeared. This is why we continue to vaccinate.5


Annual US disease cases in the 1900s5


US disease cases in 20175


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  2. World Health Organization. Anniversary of smallpox eradication. Available at https://www.who.int/features/2010/smallpox/en/. Last accessed Aug 2019.
  3. World Health Organization. Poliomyelitis. Available at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs114/en/index.html. Last accessed Aug 2019.
  4. World Health Organization. Measles. Available at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/index.html. Last accessed Aug 2019.
  5. Fact about vaccines: vaccines.com. Available at https://www.vaccines.com/. Last accessed Aug 2019.