August is the National Immunization Month
Vaccination is proven to eliminate or reduce the risk of becoming infected with diseases such as hepatitis A and B, varicella (chicken pox), diphtheria, measles, polio and many more. WHO estimates that vaccination prevents 2 to 3 million deaths every year.
Despite the rumors and fake news around them, vaccines are 100% safe. They go through the multiple-step process of thorough testing before becoming available to the public, and they keep being tested afterwards.
Today we were able to significantly lower the number of infectious diseases around the world due to immunization. When considering getting vaccinated, remember: immunization not only protects you, but it also keeps people you care about safe.
Updated: August 8, 2019