Measles Vaccination has Saved 57 Million Lives Since 2000

Updated November 16, 2023

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Since 2000, measles vaccinations have saved over 57 million lives. Click for animated version.

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Since 2000, measles vaccines have saved over 57 million lives. But measles vaccine coverage has been declining for years, especially in low-income countries, where the risk of death from measles is high. Over 136,000 people globally died from measles in 2022 alone, mostly children. These deaths were preventable with just 2 doses of measles vaccine. Children everywhere deserve access to 2 doses of lifesaving measles vaccine.

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