For the last 2 decades April 20-27th has been recognized as National Infant Immunization Week in the States. Around this time globally (world immunization week dates vary a little depending of what part of the world you are in) health departments, national immunization partners, and health-care professionals across the world hold community activities and events highlighting the importance of protecting children from vaccine preventable diseases through immunizations. During World Immunization Week, I wanted to share a little bit more with you about Shot@Life.
Shot@Life is movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are needed most. The need is greatest in developing countries. 1.5 million children in developing countries die each year of a preventable disease like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio. That is approximately one child every 20 seconds.
After learning about all the innocent children are dying of vaccine preventable diseases, I knew I wanted to get involved and help give children everywhere a shot at a healthy life. Earlier this fall I became a Shot@Life Champion becoming an advocate for global vaccinations.
As a Shot@Life Champion my job is to spread the word in my community, educating on the importance of global vaccinations and to fundraise for this cause. I have high hopes that my voice and my influence will encourage others to get involved, whether through donations or by becoming champions themselves and spreading the world.
Photo Credit: Kimberly Murray Photography
Vaccines save lives…..and for just a small amount you can help give children everywhere a Shot@Life and the mothers of those children a chance to see their children smiling as brightly as my son in the above picture. If this smile was taken from me, I’d be devastated and I imagine most mothers would be too. So please help spare both mother and child.
IT COULD HELP IN MANY WAYS
|Protect a child from polio and measles for his lifetime for only||$5|
|Pay for vaccines to protect a child from the two most deadly diseases — pneumonia and diarrhea for just||$15|
|Give a child a lifetime of immunity to protect her from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles for a donation of||$20|
|Protect three children from these four diseases for||$60|
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Thank You I appreciate at you