Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The economic and social benefits of childhood vaccinations in BRICS

Andrew J Mirelman, Sachiko Ozawa & Simrun Grewal

Volume 92, Number 6, June 2014, 454-456

Table 1. Population, deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine coverage in children under the age of five years, Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)

Country Population under five years of age, 20123 Deaths per 100 000 children
Vaccine coverage, 2012 (%)4
Hib in 20095 SP in 20096 RV in 20087 Hib PC RV
Brazil 14 563 000 12 85 5 95 89 86
Russian Federation 8 227 000 2 5 1 18 ND ND
India 120 581 000 56 112 77 ND NI NI
China 88 934 000 20 31 5 NI NI NI
South Africa 5 525 000 20 101 56 68 81 78

Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b; ND: no data; NI: not introduced; PC: pneumococcal conjugate; RV: rotavirus; SP: Streptococcus pneumonia.