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Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage

Situation

DTP3 immunization coverage for children in urban areas ranges between 74–82% in Africa, Americas and Asia. Although, children in the richest 20% urban households are more likely to get immunized than children from the poorest 20% households in all regions. In Africa, less than 2 in 3 children in the poorest 20% urban households are likely to have received all three doses of the DTP vaccine.


Trends

Coverage of DTP3 vaccination has increased by 8% and 10% for urban children in the Americas and Asia, respectively, between 1990–1999 and 2000–2011. An increase in coverage among children in the poorest 20% urban households, and a reduction in the coverage gap between children in the richest 20% and poorest 20% urban households were also seen in the Americas and Asia in those two decades. However, coverage has not improved for urban children in Africa between the two decades.

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