A recent paper published in The Lancet used modeling to estimate the impact of vaccines during the last 50 years. This effort was undertaken to mark the 50th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), which was launched in 1974 to ensure that everyone around the globe had access to vaccines.

The model determined that vaccines averted 154 million deaths during the last 50 years. This means about six people every minute are saved by vaccines … think about that. What else do we do that saves more than 350 people every hour of every day for 50 years without fail?

Check out the paper.

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