Measles Vaccination has Saved 57 Million Lives Since 2000
Updated November 16, 2023
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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