THE HINDU 2.9 mn children missed measles vaccine


  • India has 2.9 million children who have missed out on the first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 despite over 80% of immunisationcoverage.
  • India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia – 1.2 million each.
  • In 2017 Nigeria had the highest number of children under 1 year of age who missed out on the 1st dose of vaccine.
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