U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson Supports Efforts to Provide Vaccines to Children in Developing Countries


February 26, 2013 BY Senator Johnny Isakson

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson issued the following statement in support of global lifesaving vaccines.   
 
"I have witnessed firsthand in places such as Africa how our investments in global vaccines are saving children's lives and building good will with tomorrow's leaders and trading partners," said U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia.
 
"Thanks to the important work by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all Americans can be proud that we are achieving real and measurable results to combat global health threats. Cases of the polio virus are down 99 percent worldwide, and with continued investments, I am hopeful we can rid the world of the threat of polio forever. I am proud to lend my support again to the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign, as it works with both public and private partners to deliver important lifesaving medicines." 
 
Shot@Life this month is working with Americans all around the country, including Georgians, to raise awareness and support for the success we are achieving in saving lives.
 
Senator Isakson is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs, and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

 

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Submitted by Susan GA MPH mom on: March 18, 2013 Thanks so much Senator Isakson for the suppor! I visited your office in DC 3-5-2012 on behalf of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of GA HMHB and for improved health access in GA. Your legislative assistants were superb! As a 2012 MPH graduate,and mother of four sons, I know that prevention of disease by these effective vaccines is vital for improved health outcomes,both locally in GA and globally!

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