Vaccine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vaccine quotes, vaccine sayings, and vaccine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health.     

William Foege

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.     

Ezekiel Emanuel

Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.     

Jeffrey Kluger

Vaccines are a miracle; they're fantastic. Anything that makes people hesitate to give their children these vaccines according to the recommended schedule creates risk. Risk for the children who don't get vaccinated and risk for children, some of whom don't have an immune system, so they're benefiting from the fact that the community protection means the disease doesn't get to them.     

Bill Gates

Flu vaccine is far and away the most underutilized.     

Paul A. Offit

Vaccines are not traditionally big money makers. They're given once or a few times in one's life, so they're never going to be blockbusters.     

Paul A. Offit

There are always potential side effects for every vaccine.     

Michael Specter

Vaccines are extremely well tested; their safety is well understood. The false allegations about vaccines causing autism have been disproven. But there are still echoes out there confusing people.     

Bill Gates

Vaccines don't cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction.     

Alex Pareene

A vaccine introduces a small amount or a tempered version of the virus into the body - just enough to that the body is able to recognize it and deal with it when it encounters it again in the future.     

Eula Biss

Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community.     

Eula Biss

The best vaccine imaginable is only valuable to the extent we get it to everyone who needs it.     

Seth Berkley

Vaccines are the most cost-effective health care interventions there are. A dollar spent on a childhood vaccination not only helps save a life, but greatly reduces spending on future healthcare.     

Ezekiel Emanuel