Worldwide about 123 million infants, 9 in 10, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from infectious diseases than can cause serious illness, disability or can be fatal, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. Since 2015, the percentage of children who received their full course of three dose diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) routine immunizations is sustained at 85% (116.2 million infants in 2017).
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.
85%of infants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP containing vaccine in 2017DTP3 immunization coverage
116.2 millionchildren received three doses of DTP containing vaccines in 2017Immunization coverage fact sheet
41%of Member States had introduced Human Papillomvirus Vaccine in their routine schedules in 2017Progress and Challenges with achieving Universal Immunization Coverage