High bar not cleared for global DTP3 vaccination

Only 130 countries (67%) met the target and among those which did not, India, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo accounted for about half of the globe’s under-vaccinated children, the US Centers for Disease Control said. 

Estimated global DTP3 coverage among children aged less than 12 months reached 85% last year, representing 109.4 million immunised individuals.

This was slightly higher than the coverage in 2009 (82%) and up from 2005 (79%) when the goal was set.

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