Make an impact today
February 1, 2013 BY Devi R. Thomas
The impact of a vaccine lasts a lifetime. A simple vaccine helps give a child a shot at taking their first steps, saying their first words, and dreaming of their future. Immunizations help save the lives of 2.5 million children from deadly preventable diseases each year. While these numbers are staggering, it is hard to understand how that impacts our everyday lives.
Today, Shot@Life is kicking off 28 Days of Impact, a month-long celebration of the impact vaccines have on the most vulnerable children and the work being done by our partners to reach the most at-risk and hardest-to reach areas. For each day of this blog series, Shot@Life will share stories about the power of vaccines in helping a child start his life with a healthy future ahead of him and the collective impact that vaccines have on people around the world. We hope the stories we share with you make a mark on your life, and that you use your voice to educate your member of Congress about why investing in vaccines matter.
So, what can you do to right now to make an impact? Tell your member of Congress to make global vaccines a priority in the 113th Congress, so that all children in developing countries have a shot at a healthy life.
Right now, policymakers are setting their priorities for the coming year and we need to make sure global vaccines are high on their lists. Congress needs to hear your voice.
Today, read and share 28 Days of Impact’s first post by Cecily Kellogg on the story of Rushkar, the last known case of polio in India.
To follow each impactful story every day in February, visit www.shotatlife.org/impact.
Thanks for all that you do!
Director, Shot@Life Campaign
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