Importance of Vaccines

12 April 2019

Vaccines have reduced the incidence of diseases and they continue to be the most successful and cost-effective way to control vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles, polio, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, tuberculosis, cervical cancer, influenza and many more.  As of 2017, 116.2 million children have been immunized.  However, there are still around 20 million children who are unvaccinated and under-vaccinated. According to the World Health Organisation, “Immunization prevents deaths every year in all age groups.  However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global immunization coverage improves.” 

This month’s Compass Health Advisory will tell you how vaccines help our immune system in defending our bodies against diseases.  World Immunization Week will be celebrated at the last week of April 2019.  Let us help intensify all efforts to ensure that our employees, their children and their families receive the lifesaving benefits of vaccines.

“PROTECTED TOGETHER: Vaccines Work!!!”



For further information on this topic or other wellness requirements, please do not hesitate to reach out to Marie Yvette Soriano-Jaramillo, MD, FPCOM, Regional Health and Wellness Director at


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