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Vaccinate a Child

Right now, one child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. But your desperately needed support can save a child's life.

Vaccinations are essential to protect children from deadly and debilitating diseases. 

In fact, immunisation is the most successful and cost-effective way to keep children safe from serious illness.

But it’s often vulnerable children who need vaccines the most, that are least likely to receive them.

We urgently need your support to protect children with life-saving immunisation.

Just $32 can help protect children from killer diseases, like measles, diphtheria and polio.


UNICEF is a global leader when it comes to immunisation – we buy over a billion doses of vaccines every year, and reach a staggering 45% of the world’s children with life-saving vaccinations.

We work across the globe, climbing mountains and entering war zones to immunise even the most vulnerable and hard to reach children.

Kids are not only vaccinated against killer diseases, but are given nutrition screening, vitamin supplements and medical care for common childhood conditions.

Ms. Oyunchimeg, a UNICEF health worker in Mongolia, travelled by reindeer, hand-drawn ferry, jeep and foot – to vaccinate children from remote nomadic communities.

In the last decade, the number of children dying of measles plummeted 71 percent, but our work is far from over. This horrific disease which can cause blindness and severe brain damage - and continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability for young children.

In areas affected by disasters or conflict, where crowding and malnutrition is rife, child deaths from measles can soar to up to a devastating 30%.

Your support can help change this. Just $43 can protect 83 children from measles. 

Your life-saving donation will help us carry out urgently needed immunisation around the world.

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