Global immunization coverage sustained in past 5 years: New data on global immunization coverage show that 65% of the world’s children received 3 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccines in 2015, a coverage level that has been sustained above 85% since 2010. The number of children who did not receive routine vaccinations dropped to an estimated 19.4 million, down from 33.8 million in 2000.
Global Vaccine Action Plan indicators
The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities. The GVAP portal provides annual data on progress against the indicators of the Monitoring and Evaluation/Accountability Framework.
The indicators measure progress against the GVAP goals to: (1) improve routine immunization to meet vaccination coverage and equity targets; (2) eradicate polio, eliminate measles, rubella and maternal and neonatal tetanus; (3) introduce new and improved vaccines; and (4) spur research and development for the next generation of vaccines and technologies.
86%of infants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP containing vaccine in 2015DTP3 immunization coverage
19.4 million unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated children with three doses of DTP containing vaccines in 2015Immunization coverage fact sheet
134 200estimated deaths from measles in 2015 (15 deaths every hour)Measles fact sheet