Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Hepatitis Bs

Hepatitis B kills more people each year than AIDS-related illnesses, yet an effective vaccine exists. Ensuring every child has access to it is crucial to fighting back.

Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Hib used to be one of the biggest killers of children under five and amongst the main causes of meningitis, before this vaccine drastically reduced cases. With resistance to the antibiotics used to treat Hib infection on the rise, getting vaccinated against this deadly disease is as important as ever.

Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Tetanus

The disease can kill one in five people infected, yet an effective vaccine exists. Routine tetanus immunisation saves the lives of thousands of newborns every year.

Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Pertussis

Before immunisation for pertussis, or whooping cough, became routine, it killed twice as many children as measles and polio combined. High vaccine coverage is essential to keep that threat at bay.

Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Diphtheria

Diphtheria used to kill up to 50% of people who contracted the disease. Routine immunisation has brought the number of cases down to just a few thousand per year. However with the bacterium now forming resistance to antibiotics, keeping vaccine coverage high has never been more important.

TOPICS: Educational

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