The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24th to 30th. This is in view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The campaign, according to the organisation, is to emphasise the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users.
UNICEF’s Chief of Immunization Robin Nandy who said this in a statement in Abuja noted that the campaign would go alongside World Immunization Week.
The campaign tagged #VaccinesWork, according to Nandy, will spread the message that collaboration with communities, including parents can protect everyone through vaccines.
He noted that UNICEF will use social media in its campaign to show that most parents trust vaccines to protect their children.
According to Nandy, vaccines save up to three million lives yearly, protecting children from potentially deadly, highly infectious diseases such as measles, pneumonia, cholera and diphtheria.