03 May ONE’s Vaccine Policy Pitch
Why Childhood Vaccines?
Childhood vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. Unlike many other health interventions, vaccines help healthy people stay healthy. Not only do vaccines help protect against preventable death from disease, but they also help significantly reduce the likelihood of future illness and disability. Doing so generates savings in reductions in clinic visits and hospitalizations, and allows children and adults to participate in school and work as productive members of society. For these reasons, vaccines are often called a “best buy in public health”; they are inexpensive, easy to administer, and effective.