Ein the framework of the Immunization WeekUNICEF Spain ambassador Sergio Ramos has wanted to make visible the vulnerable situation in which millions of boys and girls are in terms of childhood immunization. she has done it simulating on his body a new tattoo with the number 67referring to the millions of boys and girls around the world who did not receive all or part of their routine vaccinations between 2019 and 2021the biggest setback in childhood immunization in 30 years.
Ramos explains that “As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is the protection of my childrentake care that they grow up healthy, so we make sure they get all the essential vaccinations,” so “I can’t even imagine the pain of many parents to see their little ones suffer from easily preventable diseases”. For this reason, he invites his followers to support the work of UNICEF to “Change this dire situation of regression and guarantee that all the children of the world have access to vaccines they need to grow up healthy and safe.
UNICEF, the world’s largest supplier of vaccines
The global decline in vaccination is due to the pandemicwhich halted vaccination of children almost everywhere in the world due to the enormous pressure on health systemsthe diversion of resources dedicated to immunization towards vaccination against COVID-19, the shortage of health personnel and stay-at-home measures.
UNICEF knows that immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions, giving all children the chance to grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Therefore, youworks tirelessly to ensure that all children, regardless of where they are, have access to vaccines they need not only to survive, but also to thrive.
Every year, UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children (around 1 billion) with life-saving vaccines. In more than 100 countries, it works to procure and distribute vaccines, keep those supplies safe, and ensure access for even the hardest-to-reach families.
With this initiative in support of UNICEF, Sergio Ramos shows one more year his tireless support for childhood vaccination and their involvement in the organization’s mission to save, protect and promote children around the world.