Vaccines for all
Join UNICEF this World Immunization Week to show #VaccinesWork
Vaccines are amongst the greatest advances of modern medicine. They have slashed child mortality rates in half, saving millions of lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating reminder of the chaos caused by diseases we cannot prevent. Thanks to vaccines, we now have a way of ending this pandemic and to rebuild our lives. But we’re not settling for a return to normal, as normal was never good enough for millions of children around the world. No child should die from preventable diseases and we won't stop until that's a reality.
Get involved this World Immunization Week:
Vaccine information for families
Vaccine information for policymakers and partners
We have an historic opportunity to both end the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the groundwork to eradicate preventable diseases. Even before the pandemic millions of babies globally did not receive any vaccines. Now service disruptions, economic chaos and overburdened health systems threaten a devastating rise in preventable child deaths. We have the tools to control many of the diseases that remain a real threat for children – help us redouble efforts to reach the most vulnerable with life-saving vaccines.
UNICEF has helped reach more than 760 million children with life-saving vaccines - preventing more than 13 million deaths - in the last 20 years.
On the frontlines: Delivering vaccines to reach every community
Every year UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines. Now with COVID-19, UNICEF and partners are leading the largest vaccines procurement and supply operation in history.
UNICEF has all hands on deck to have 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses available for delivery by the end of 2021.