World Vaccination Week Highlights Successes, Challenges Of Worldwide Vaccine Efforts

VOA News: The Promise and Peril of Vaccines in World Vaccination Week
“…As the world marks World Immunization Week humans have much to celebrate. Smallpox has been effectively eradicated from the world, and according to the World Health Organization, more children than ever are getting routine vaccinations every year. And aid workers scouring the globe have come very close to eradicating diseases like diphtheria and polio saving countless lives in the process. But health workers are also fighting a disturbing trend of misinformation urging people to ignore the science of vaccination…” (Enochs, 4/22).