Today is World Polio Day
Yo! Do you realize just HOW CLOSE we are to eradicating Polio? THIS CLOSE!
And do you know who was responsible for developing the vaccine?
The March of DIMES of course!
Today is World Polio Day. We are celebrating all that the UN has done and continues doing, to protect our children against this disease.
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Polio can cripple and/or kill a child.
My dad had polio as a child. He was lucky. It stunted his growth, but it could have been so much worse!
We have a vaccine.
It should be given to all children.
See how close we really are:
Polio has been eradicated in the United States for over 30 years.
Shot@Life has the following to say about #WorldPolioDay:
Strides against polio have been remarkable: a 99 percent reduction globally! In 1988, polio paralyzed 1,000 children each day. Now, thanks to global immunization campaigns, only one child is paralyzed each day, and thousands of people worldwide are working urgently to reduce this to zero. Eradication is within reach.
Tackling the last percent of polio cases is both challenging and expensive. The disease is now re-emerging in places that had been polio-free for years. We know this is true: Polio anywhere remains a threat for children everywhere.
YOU CAN HELP! A $3 donation can help protect a child! Visit Shot@Life and make your donation – please! 🙂 And spread the word!
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