A Summary of Global Routine Immunization Coverage Through 2010

David W. Brown*, 1, Anthony Burton2, Marta Gacic-Dobo2, Rouslan Karimov1
1 UNICEF, New York, New York, USA
2 WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

© 2011 W. Brown et al.

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This brief report summarizes the 2010 revision (July 2011) of the WHO and UNICEF estimates of national routine immunization coverage. In spite of improvements in immunization coverage (DTP3: 74% during 2000 vs 85% during 2010; MCV: 72% during 2000 vs 85% during 2010), the benefits of vaccination continue to elude many of the world's children suggesting the need for a renewed commitment and investment in routine immunization programmes worldwide.

Keywords: Immunization coverage, statistics, immunization, monitoring..