Situation of vulnerability
Paris Saint-Germain footballer Sergio Ramos, UNICEF ambassador in Spain, has denounced the situation of vulnerability in which millions of children find themselves in terms of child immunization by simulating on his body a new tattoo with the number 67, in reference to the millions of children around the world who did not receive their routine vaccines totally or partially between 2019 and 2021, the biggest setback in child immunization in 30 years. Source: (EUROPA PRESS)
As part of Immunization Week, Ramos explained his concerns as a parent: «One of my biggest concerns is protecting my children, making sure they grow up healthy, so we make sure they get all the essential vaccines.
The suffering of parents
«I can’t even imagine the pain of many parents to see their little ones suffering from easily preventable diseases,» the soccer player said.
Changing the situation
He therefore invites his followers to support UNICEF’s work to «change this serious setback and ensure that every child in the world has access to the vaccines they need to grow up healthy and safe.»
The NGO warns that the global setback in vaccination is due to the pandemic, which interrupted the vaccination of children in most parts of the world due to the enormous pressure on health systems, the diversion of resources from immunization to vaccinations against VVID-19, the shortage of health personnel and home confinement measures.
UNICEF asserts that immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions, giving all children the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
Access to vaccines
That’s why it works to ensure that all children, no matter where they are, have access to the vaccines they need not only to survive, but also to thrive.
Vaccines that save lives
Each year, UNICEF reaches nearly half of the world’s children (about 1 billion) with life-saving vaccines.
Procurement and distribution of 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.