This Infographic Explains Why You Should be Vaccinating Children

By: Jennifer Paul - Apr 24, 2014
References: unicefusa.org & huffingtonpost
This infographic explains why it is so important to be vaccinating children at a young age. April 24-30 is the World Health Organization's World Immunization Week. This week focuses on the global efforts that people do to protect children from deadly, but preventable diseases.

The infographic is created by UNICEF and points out that if all children were globally immunized today, 25 million lives would be saved by 2020. That is a large number of lives saved by doing something we consider simple. Vaccines are also very inexpensive and save billions of dollars in the treatment of preventable diseases down the road like measles.

The vaccinating children infographic explains in detail what most children are dying from and how small changes can make a big difference.