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Immunization coverages

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Immunization coverage by Country

Situation: Since 1980, the vaccination coverages has significantly increased in countries of the Americas, from an average of 60% in 1980 to 93% in 2010.

Explore the situation and trend of immunization coverage of five key vaccines by countries.

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Measles immunization coverage

Situation:  Measles vaccination coverage in the Region of the Americas was 93% in 2010. Few countries -Haiti, Bolivia, Dominincan Republic and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - have the lowest vaccination coverages in the range of 60% to 79% in 2010. 

:: Data visualization (World)
:: Data visualization (Americas) 


Measles is a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease caused by the measles virus, a member of the genus Morbillivirus in the family paramyxoviridae. It is spread by droplets or direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected persons; less commonly by airborne spread or by articles freshly soiled with secretions of nose and throat. Measles is one of the most readily transmitted communicable diseases and probably the best known and most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses

Prevention: Live attenuated viral measles vaccine - one dose given by the intramuscular or subcutaneous route, with opportunity for second dose at least one month after the first.


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DPT-3 immunization coverage

Situation:  In 2010, the global DPT-3 immunization coverage among 1-year olds was at 85% and in the Region of the Americas was at 93%, 8% over the global average.

Two countries --Haiti and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)-- have the lowest coverages in the range of 60% to 79% in 2010. The trend of DPT-3 coverage has significantly increased from 1980 to 2010.

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:: Data visualization (Americas) 



:: MDG 4: Immunization
:: Comprehensive family Immuninzation. Regional program
:: WHO Global Immunization Coverages



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