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Would You Go As Far As This Mother to Protect Your Child?

Think of the last time you had a vaccination. Maybe it was a flu shot, or you got shots before travelling overseas.

If you live in a developed country, you most likely didn’t have to travel too far to get it. Unless you’re in a remote area, it was probably a bus ride away to the closest clinic. If you’re a student, it might have even been on campus.

 

Vaccines are so easily accessible in Canada, that we often forget how some of our routine immunizations are absolute luxuries.

Think about it – if you knew you could protect your child’s life from deadly disease, how far would you go?

Would you be willing to walk for hours?

Would you carry your child when they got tired?

Would you wade through rivers, and trek through forests?

Because if you said “yes”, you’ll understand why so many mothers already do.

The UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign recently released a short video chronicling just that – the day long journey of a mother and her child as they go to the immunization site, and the vaccine as it travels towards the recipients.

It’s a powerful video that shows how precious vaccines really are, and the lengths at which people will go to get them.

We know mothers will literally climb mountains and cross rivers to give their child the best chance at life. But that’s just one side of the story.

 

 

Source and more info: http://unfoundationblog.org/video-premier-walking-for-miles-to-reach-vaccines/

 

Last updated: Nov 1, 2018