20 Million Lives Have Been Saved by the Measles Vaccine Since 2000

From 2000 to 2015, coverage of the first dose of measles-containing vaccine increased from 72% to 85% and measles incidence went down from 146 to 50 cases per 1 million people.A worrying trend of misinformation and complacency has prevented global immunization, which could have potentially prevented 134,200 children from dying of measles in 2015.

Source: 20 Million Lives Have Been Saved by the Measles Vaccine Since 2000

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