Vaccination saves ~5 lives every minute worldwide.1
Up to 3 million lives are saved every year thanks to vaccination, however, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided with improved vaccination coverage.2 Anyone who is not protected against vaccine preventable diseases is at risk of getting infected and consequently of spreading the disease. By getting vaccinated we not only help protect ourselves but those around us by making it more difficult for an infectious disease to spread.
Ongoing vaccination is a crucial cornerstone in keeping our communities healthy, especially when you consider that vaccines are often the best, if not the only way to protect us from many serious infectious diseases at every stage of life.3
At Sanofi Pasteur, we believe in a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease. For over a century, our vaccines have helped to protect millions of people against life-threatening infectious diseases, at every stage of life. Hand in hand with the public health community, we seek to extend the protective power of vaccination as broadly as possible whilst striving to develop new and improved vaccines to improve health and wellbeing.
1 - Rappuoli R, Pizza M et al. Vaccines, new opportunities for a new society. 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 111, pp. 12288-12293.
2 - WHO. WHO Immunization Coverage Factsheet. [Online] July 2017. [Cited: October 10, 2017].
3 - CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Understanding How Vaccines Work. [Online] 2016. [Cited: 26 September 2017.]
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