APRIL 24–30
IS WORLD
IMMUNIZATION
WEEK

MSD supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global initiative to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination in helping to prevent infectious diseases around the world.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SAFE WATER, NO OTHER MODALITY, NOT EVEN ANTIBIOTICS, HAS HAD SUCH A MAJOR EFFECT ON MORTALITY REDUCTION AND POPULATION GROWTH.”

– STANLEY A. PLOTKIN, MD –
Vaccine Developer Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor,
Wistar Institute

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories of the last two centuries. This global awareness week not only celebrates the impact of vaccination, but also addresses the challenges that still exist.

GLOBAL IMPACT OF VACCINATION

ACCORDING TO WHO, VACCINES HELP PREVENT AT LEAST 30 INFECTIOUS DISEASES

WORLDWIDE, CHALLENGES STILL REMAIN

DESPITE SUCCESSES, ACCESS TO VACCINES REMAINS A CHALLENGE IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD AND FOR MANY PEOPLE

GLOBALLY, AN ESTIMATED 19.5 MILLION CHILDREN HAVE NOT RECEIVED RECOMMENDED VACCINES

MSD and its legacy companies have played an important role in the history of vaccines. For more than a century, MSD scientists have been discovering and developing vaccines that have impacted people of all ages.

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