Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Global Vaccine Action Plan indicators

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.

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) ― endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 ― is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.

GVAP aims to strengthen routine immunization to meet vaccination coverage targets; accelerate control of vaccine-preventable diseases with polio eradication as the first milestone; introduce new and improved vaccines and spur research and development for the next generation of vaccines and technologies.

World Health Assembly endorsed resolution to strengthen immunization

Overview of audience during the World Health Assembly

Ministers of Health from 194 countries at the 70th World Health Assembly endorsed a resolution on strengthening immunization to achieve the goals of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). In 2012, the Health Assembly endorsed GVAP, a commitment to ensure that no one misses out on vital immunization by 2020.

To date, progress towards the GVAP targets is off track. In 2015, more than 19 million children missed out the basic immunization and overall global immunization coverage has stagnated.

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86%of infants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP containing vaccine in 2015

Immunization coverage factsheet


19.4 millionunvaccinated/not fully vaccinated children with three doses of DTP containing vaccines in 2015

Immunization coverage data
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134 200estimated deaths from measles in 2015 (15 deaths every hour)

Measles fact sheet