As more people become vaccinated, we get closer to eradicating certain preventable diseases. But while the problem in the United States with vaccines is appalling, vaccinations are a global issue. Take this map created by Save the Children: it shows which countries have huge amounts of unimmunized children. India, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo dominate the map, while other populous countries like China and Brazil are virtually unrecognizable.
Vaccination is important, but it’s importance spreads beyond the United States: public health can’t stop at the borders.