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.
Is Immunisation Child Protection? (2011)
An article that presents the ethical issues related to parents refusing vaccinations for their children, with the underlying principle that children's interests need to be protected.
WHO Recommendations for Routine Immunization: Summary Tables (2012)
A website with summary tables of key information on the World Health Organization's current routine immunization recommendations.
Featured PATH resources
The Cornerstone of Public Health (2012)
A fact sheet that makes the case for why vaccines are critical for saving children's lives.
Childhood Immunization: What You Need to Know (2004)
A booklet of information for parents and health care workers about diseases, vaccines, and answers to common questions about childhood immunization.
Page last updated: November 2012.