Together we can put an end to vaccine preventable diseases

Our #GiveVax effort to help eliminate VPDs begins with you.

You: Purchase a question bank.

We: Donate the equivalent of one vaccine to children and communities in need through Vaccine Ambassadors.

They: Vaccine Ambassadors works with partners to achieve equitable access and uptake of life-saving vaccines for everyone. One vaccine at a time. One community at a time.

Together: With your help, we will #GIVEVAX and preserve lives.

  • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease (VPD).
  • 3 children die every minute.
  • 180 children every hour.
  • 4,320 children every day.
  • Gone.

It's time to do something

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Total number of vaccines donated by BoardVitals since launching #GiveVax


“After seeing so many people suffer from vaccine-preventable illness in Africa and Central America during volunteer trips, I know firsthand how much of an impact something as simple as a vaccine can make. It's time to do our part in spreading awareness and raising the funds necessary to combat preventable diseases.”

Andrea Paul, MD
Cheif Medical Officer for BoardVitals

Here are the details

See FAQ

“What does 'the equivalent of one vaccine' actually mean?”

For each purchase, we donate the equivalent dollar amount of one MMR vaccine. So, to be more precise, currently $2.01 (according to the CDC price list) for each question bank sold.


“And which organization, exactly, is this money going to?”

At the end of each month, we'll tally up how many question banks were sold and write a check to our partners in this endeavor, Vaccine Ambassadors.


“Cool, but what do they do with the money?”

Vaccine Ambassadors distributes 100% of its public donations to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) to be used for the procurement and delivery of vaccines and related supplies.


“Which regions, and which diseases will be combatted?”

In a effort to have the greatest impact, Vaccine Ambassadors relies on the expertise of PAHO to determine which vaccines are need most. This allows funds to be efficiently mobilized so that they can be directed to priority areas and populations within the PAHO region (Latin America and the Caribbean).


“Why vaccines? Why not some other cause?”

Another good question. Our CEO, Dan Lambert can explain it best: "I believe that dollar for dollar, vaccines save more lives than anything else that we could invest in. BoardVitals is dedicated to improving medicine and healthcare education, and a part of that mission is protecting those who are at risk."


“How can I donate more?”

This is the best question you could've asked. Click here to donate more and think about pressing the "monthly" donation option while you're at it!


“Why '#GiveVax'?”

It's a play on "give back," also, Vax is short for "vaccine". Cool, right? But our response should really be, "Why not #GiveVax?"






Why Vaccines Work

Children who live in areas of the world where there are few supportive healthcare services are at greatest risk. Co-morbidity and competing health-related issues make measles, rotavirus, and pneumococcal highly lethal diseases in many parts of the world. Protecting these children before they become ill is essential. It was with this knowledge that Dr. Moses and other like-minded physicians and nurses were inspired to become Vaccine Ambassadors. The larger medical community soon followed suit.

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About Vaccine Ambassadors:

Vaccine Ambassadors is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, created by parents and healthcare providers, guided by the mission that everyone deserves equitable access to lifesaving vaccines regardless of where they live. Vaccine Ambassadors was born out of the idea that each of us given the opportunity has the ability to profoundly affect the life of another. www.vaccineambassadors.org




Infographic/Fact Sources:


Between 2011-2020 102 illnesses will be prevented by vaccines: http://gheli.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/contemporary_vaccine_challenges.pdf


1.5 million children under the age of 5 die from a vaccine preventable disease each year: http://www.who.int/gho/immunization/en/


In 2014, there were 114,900 measles deaths globally - about 314 deaths every day or 13 deaths every hour: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/


Vaccines save between 2-3 million lives each year and are one of the most cost-effective healthcare interventions: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/07-040089/en/


Every 20 seconds a child dies from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs): http//www.unicef.org/immunization/index_why.html