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WHO Asserts Vaccinations Save Millions Of Lives Each Year

As World Immunization Week kicks off, news outlets report on the WHO’s assertion that vaccinations save millions of lives each year.

Agence France-Presse: WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers
“The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization is pointless, risky, and that the body is better off fighting disease unaided…” (4/23).

VOA News: Vaccinations Save Millions of Lives Every Year
“The World Health Organization says effective vaccines against killer diseases are averting between two to three million deaths every year. The agency is kicking off its yearly World Immunization Week campaign by urging children and adults to get immunized against deadly and debilitating diseases…” (Schlein, 4/23).

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