“Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.” – Shot@Life

How often do you say you are going to do something to give back only to find yourself not sure where to start? This month, you can do something right in your own community that will help children all over the world. This April, World Immunization Week is the 24th to the 30th, and Advocate2Vaccinate is the national call of Shot@Life to bring awareness to vaccine programs.

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Shot@Life is asking its supporters to encourage Capitol Hill to step up and help global childhood immunization programs, and they need you to help make it happen. You can be part of the global voice by engaging with your members of congress any way you can whether it is face-to-face meetings, phone calls, letters or even through social media to get them to fund global child immunization programs. As a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, Shot@Life works with volunteers and partners in the United States to help vaccinate children around the world and give them a chance at life. They aim to stop vaccine-preventable deaths in children in developing countries, but they can’t do it alone.

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How Can You Help Today

  • Visit Shot@Life and join the Champion Community to participate in forums and find all the resources you need to start saving children.
  • Find your state representatives and senators and ask them to help provide funding.
  • Check out the A2V Digital Toolkit and start sharing the cause across social media. You will also find everything from talking points to sample letters to congress that will help you support the cause.

Keep track of your actions in the online community to earn points, and A2V will track points and the top scorers through April.

“Every day 2,500 children under five years old die from pneumonia.” – Shot@Life

You can do something to help save these children. Be their voice and help them receive life-saving vaccinations. You can start right now by visiting Shot@Life.    

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