According to the World Health Organization, immunizations save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year.
More facts from The Value of Vaccines in Disease Prevention paper:
It is estimated that since 1924, vaccinations have prevented 103 million cases of childhood infection.
In 2010, an estimated 109 million children under the age of 1 were vaccinated with three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine worldwide. These children are protected against these infectious diseases, which can have serious consequences like illness, disability, or death.
Value Points are key takeaways from the company’s Value of Medicines papers, which demonstrate the impact of medicines on public health and the economy.