1 in 10 children miss out on lifesaving vaccines: new data from WHO and UNICEF

20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF. Most unvaccinated children live in the poorest countries and are disproportionately in fragile or conflict-affected states.
 
Since 2010, vaccination coverage with 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and 1 dose of the measles vaccine has stalled at around 86% globally. 95% coverage is needed to protect against outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Source: WHO – 15.07.2019