Vaccines save lives. Approximately 2.5 million lives per year, that is. Vaccines provide people lifelong protection against devastating illnesses and when distributed equitably, keep people from getting sick and falling into poverty. On top of all this, vaccines are cheap to administer! In the 1980s, there was a lot of momentum to provide vaccines to everyone around the world. But that momentum stagnated. More recently, an influx of new life-saving vaccines have become available—but people need to access them. Seeing a need for advocacy, in 2011 ACTION got involved. Since then, we’ve been working to influence governments around the world to provide the resources and leadership needed to make vaccinations available to everybody—especially the poor, who otherwise would have no access.