David Beckham says pandemic has reminded the world of the 'power of vaccines'
David Beckham says the pandemichas reminded the world of the "power of vaccines".
The former footballer has partneredwith charity Unicef to lead a global vaccination drive.
In a video released aheadof World Immunisation Week, he urged families to ensure that their children arereceiving routine vaccines to protect them against diseases such as diphtheria,measles and polio.
"In the last year, COVID-19has shown us how much we take for granted but it has also reminded us about thepower of vaccines," Beckham said.
"Vaccines work, savingmillions of lives every year. I have learned through my work with Unicef justhow important they are for the health of our loved ones.
"Too many children aroundthe world don’t get the routine vaccines they need to be safe from deadlydiseases."
Beckham will be joined byother celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Olivia Colman and Jessie Ware, whowill be taking part in a series of online conversations about vaccines.
Henrietta Fore, Unicefexecutive director, said: "Whereas today we all know COVID-19 vaccines are thebest hope we have of resuming our normal lives, what remains 'normal' for fartoo many children all over the world is no access to vaccines for anypreventable diseases whatsoever. This not a ‘normal’ to which we shouldreturn."
Source : https://news.sky.com/story/covid-news-live-us-hits-bidens-200-million-jabs-target-as-report-suggests-30-countries-could-be-on-green-travel-list-12283390