2,000 years of innovations gives the world a shot in the arm
As the world looks toward immunizations to stop the COVID19 pandemic, learn about the history of vaccination, including Rotary's fight to end polio.
Vaccines have prevented about 10 million deaths from disease since 1963, researchers estimate. The oral polio vaccine has helped bring cases of wild polio down 99.9 percent since 1988, with the virus remaining endemic in only two countries today. And now, as COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed around the world, the experience and knowledge that Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have gained are helping protect communities from the pandemic.  Read more at endpolio.org