Lions Attend World Immunization Event

World Immunization Week, CDC

In recognition of Lions Clubs International’s global efforts to reduce measles and rubella deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invited Lions in Georgia to a special reception for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Immunization Week. The reception was held at the Tom Harkin Global Communication Center at the CDC campus in Atlanta.

Lions Clubs International and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports the Measles and Rubella Initiative, a global partnership led by the CDC, WHO, the United Nations Foundation, American Red Cross and UNICEF. Through the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative, Lions were able to mobilize a total of US$15 million to help protect children worldwide from measles.

At the event, Lions toured the David J. Spencer CDC museum, which is hosting an ongoing exhibit of the history of CDC including vaccine preventable diseases and the fight against measles. Acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall (pictured above with Lions) also shared artwork inspired by her interactions in the Democratic Republic of Congo with families and health workers affected by measles.

Photo Credit: CDC

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