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Giving Every Child a Shot at Life

​The Campaign:

The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign focuses on educating, connecting and empowering Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries. The campaign, which seeks to mobilize the US public, members of Congress, and civil society partners, emphasizes that a child’s life can be saved every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life.

According to the Campaign:

Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save and improve the lives of children. Without vaccines, children have no protection against deadly and disabling diseases like measles, pneumonia, diarrhea and polio. With vaccines, children can reach important life milestones that Americans routinely celebrate.

The AAP and Shot@Life:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a founding partner in the Shot@Life campaign. As an active partner, the AAP spreads the message that all kids deserve a shot at life and offers resources to help pediatricians educate patients, parents, and the community on the importance of international vaccine access. The AAP provides accurate technical health information to the campaign and seeks to make sure all children have access to vaccines.

How to Get Involved:

  • NEW: AAP member and vaccine advocate, Gitanjli Arora, MD, FAAP shares why it's so important to ensure that all children--no matter where they live-- are vaccinated. Read more and learn how you can get involved.
  • Download the mobile phone application to track and share children's developmental milestones.
  • Visit the Shot@Life Web site to watch an informative video and learn more about the campaign.
  • Follow Shot@Life on its social media channels.
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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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