. 25 million children missed out on lifesaving vaccines in 2021, WHO and UNICEF data shows « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – “The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded,” the organizations said in a news release. Between 2019 and 2021, there was a 5-point drop in the percentage of children who got three doses of DTP3, the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. This took the coverage down to 81%. DTP3 coverage is used as a marker for broader immunization coverage, WHO and UNICEF said. “As a result, 25 million children missed out on one or more doses of DTP through routine immunization services in 2021 alone.

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