1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016: Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. This means, critically, that these infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Additionally, an estimated 6.6 million infants who did receive their first dose of DTP-containing vaccine did not complete the full, three dose DTP immunization series in 2016.
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 2016DTP3 immunization coverage
19.5 million unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated children with three doses of DTP containing vaccines in 2016Immunization coverage fact sheet
134 200estimated deaths from measles in 2015 (15 deaths every hour)Measles fact sheet