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World Immunization Week 2021 Social Media Toolkit

April 23, 2021

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With all eyes on vaccines, World Immunization Week 2021 (April 24-30) offers an unprecedented opportunity to build public trust in the value of all vaccines and help build long-term support for immunization. Our VoICE social media toolkit provides messaging for immunization advocates on the vital role that vaccines play in strengthening economies, equity, and health for all people across the globe. Use the VoICE toolkit to share how #VaccinesWork to bring us closer by helping improve the health of everyone, everywhere throughout life.

Join us in promoting the message that #VaccinesWork to bring us closer by sharing these social media messages on the value of vaccines.

VoICE Social Media Toolkit for World Immunization Week 2021

Vaccines bring us closer to a world where all children are protected against preventable illnesses like measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea. Investment in immunization brings us closer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and brings closer to a healthier future for all.

The Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence (VoICE) is a searchable database of peer-reviewed scientific evidence paired with advocacy messaging immunization advocates can use this World Immunization Week to show that #VaccinesWork for better health, better economies, and improved equity.

Download the VoICE World Immunization Week 2021 Toolkit for a series of social media messages, graphics, and videos that highlight key evidence on the many ways that #VaccinesWork to bring us closer.

The VoICE social media toolkit can be downloaded as a PDF and individual graphics and animations can be downloaded from the VoICE Media Library, along with many other free visual resources for immunization advocates.

Vaccines bring us closer to a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Every child has the right to be protected from the world deadliest diseases.

In just the last 30 years, child deaths have decreased by over 50%, thanks in large part to vaccines. #VaccinesWork to help protect against more than 20 diseases, from pneumonia to cervical cancer to Ebola.

Find VoICE resources on how #VaccinesWork to keep children in school and protect them from long-term disability and outbreaks.

Over 10 million children around the world still lack access to even a single dose of basic vaccines.

#VaccinesWork to bring us closer to a more equitable world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Although more children than at any point in history are now protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, millions of zero-dose children are still missing out on the life-saving benefits of immunization entirely. These children often live in the world’s most marginalized communities where inequities are clustered and compounded by poverty, geography, gender, and conflict.

Thanks to vaccines, today billions of people live healthy lives protected from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough. Learn more about how #VaccinesWork to protect millions of children around the world.

“More than any other cancer, cervical cancer reflects striking global health inequity.”

HPV #VaccinesWork to help enhance global equity for women and girls #HPVelimination

Cycle of undernutrition and infectious disease

Malnourished kids suffer the most from pneumonia, diarrhea and other vaccine-preventable infections. #VaccinesWork to help all children get a healthy start! Recurrent disease, severe disease and undernutrition interact to shape the trajectory of a child’s growth and cognitive development in the critical first 1000 days of life with long-term implications. Vaccines are an important component of breaking this vicious cycle.

Investments in vaccines not only help save lives—vaccine programs have a high return on investment (ROI) and produce billions of dollars in economic benefits. Using a Value of a Statistical Life approach to model the value of immunization, vaccine programs returned an estimated US $52 for every $1 invested.

Every US $1 invested in vaccine programs returned an estimated $20 in saved healthcare costs, lost wages, and lost productivity, according to new research from the Decade of Vaccine Economics (DoVE) Project.

The more empowered women are the more likely their children are to be vaccinated. Learn more about how #VaccinesWork for gender equity.

For #WIW2021 VoICE is highlighting the many benefits of immunization:
• Support healthy growth
 Improve education outcomes
• Promote economic stability
• Reduce equity gaps

Learn more about the far-reaching benefits of immunization!