Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective and successful ways to save children's lives. No matter where they are in the world - children who are vaccinated have a better chance to survive, thrive and reach their potential.

Millions of children are left unimmunised every year either because vaccines and health services are unavailable or inaccessible, or because families lack information about immunisation. When almost one third of deaths among children under the age of five are preventable by vaccine, we must do all we can do prioritise timely and effective immunisation.

Take a look through this infographic about vaccinations around the world in 2015* by the US Fund for UNICEF - how they work, who’s not getting them and how they really impact children’s lives.
* Please note: as this infographic was produced in 2015, some figures may have changed. Access the latest information at

How does UNICEF help?

UNICEF is the world’s biggest purchaser of vaccines. We’ve been working for decades to protect children from preventable diseases, and our vaccination campaigns reach 40 per cent of the world’s children.

In 2014, UNICEF procured 2.71 billion vaccines for 100 countries - from polio and measles to tetanus, tuberculosis and yellow fever vaccines. We only buy vaccines that pass the World Health Organisation’s international standards.

Help wipe out polio with an Inspired Gift

Vaccinations have reduced the global number of polio cases by an incredible 99.9%. That means 15 million children who would otherwise have been paralysed by the virus are now walking, running and playing. But we're not there yet: millions of children are still at risk from this terrible disease. It's time to finish the job.

You can honour a loved one by purchasing polio vaccinations on their behalf. Drop by drop, your gift will help UNICEF reach every last child and eradicate polio from children's lives forever.

It's this simple:

1. Purchase a Inspired Gift of 350 polio vaccinations for just $90.

2. A personalised card will be sent to your loved one telling them about the life-saving work they're helping to achieve.

3. UNICEF will deliver your vaccinations to children who need it most.