More vaccinations would save 6.4 million poor children

09/13/2011 | Gazette (Johns Hopkins University), The

Boosting childhood immunization rates over the next decade in 72 of the world's most impoverished countries would save some 6.4 million lives, and result in long-term gains in productivity valued at between $151 billion and $231 billion, according to two studies by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Together, these two studies ... show why foundations and governments everywhere should make investments in vaccination a top priority," said Orin Levine, director of the university's International Vaccine Access Center.

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