I’m in Washington, DC right now at the Shot@Life Champion Summit learning about how to advocate for global access to childhood vaccines.
You might remember hearing about Shot@Life before: last summer, you unlocked 500 vaccine donations by commenting on and sharing my Blogust ’14 post.
Vaccines are a charged topic right now, so it was especially gratifying to hear good news in the opening session: worldwide childhood mortality from vaccine-preventable disease is dropping. There are several reasons for this, but a big one is increased access to vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.
I’m learning the particulars about how wonky policy decisions directly lead to a shot in the arm of a child in Nigeria or Colombia. More importantly, how easy it is for each of us to help that happen.
Things will be quiet on the blog for the next few days, but I’m sharing details on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #vaccineswork. If you’re interested, I hope you’ll join me there. I promise not to flood you with stats and updates.
If you have any questions, ask them! I’ll do my best to get them answered.
To learn more about Shot@Life, visit shotatlife.org.