Each year, two to three million lives are saved through immunization. However, more than 22 million children still go without basic immunization, leaving them susceptible to life-threatening illness and permanent disability. Immunizing children against vaccine-preventable diseases is an important factor in saving lives, increasing productivity, and alleviating poverty.
PATH is working to provide lifesaving vaccines for children worldwide in order to give every child the chance for a healthy life. Visit PATH's website to learn more about its work in childhood immunization.
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots (2013)
A handout that addresses the concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, including vaccine safety, autism, and alternative vaccination schedules.
The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies (2013)
A report that provides a comprehensive examination of the United States' childhood immunization schedule.
Featured PATH resources
The Cornerstone of Public Health (2013)
A fact sheet that makes the case for why vaccines are a critical, cost-effective investment for improving global health and saving children's lives.
Childhood Immunization: A Worthwhile Investment (2003)
A PowerPoint presentation that serves as a childhood immunization advocacy tool designed to be adapted for different situations.
Page last updated: October 2013.