The video and presentation slides, including Beyond the Data, from the March session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Global Introduction of New Vaccines: Delivering More to More,” held on March 20 are now available on our website.
Vaccinations save the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year, including children. Yet 1 child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Why? Because 1 in 5 children in the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy.
Immunization programs serve as the entry point for primary health care in many countries, often providing the only access to mothers and young children on a regular basis. However, immunization programs in resource-poor countries are faced with many barriers to success, including: shortages of trained staff and supervisors, vaccines, and reliable power supply. The result? Each year about 21.8 million children miss necessary vaccines, leaving them vulnerable to disability and death from serious infectious diseases.
Watch this session to find out how CDC and its global partners work together to protect people of all ages from life-threatening, vaccine-preventable diseases. Learn about new vaccines and the successes and challenges of introducing new vaccines to communities and countries around the world.
Grand Rounds is available for continuing education.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.
April 17, 1:00pm ET, Infectious Disease