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WHO Highlights Success, Importance Of Vaccines During World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says U.N. health agency
“Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the organization’s goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of modern medicine’s major success stories — tackling infectious diseases by making people immune or resistant, stimulating the body’s own immune system — having prevented at least 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015, stresses Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), in a press release…” (4/24).

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