Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Official data published by UN agencies on Friday [15 July 2022] shows the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccination rates in approximately 30 years, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving shots.

© UNICEF/Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi | A four-year-old girl receives the measles-rubella (MR) vaccine at an immunization centre in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, show the percentage of children who received three doses of the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) – a marker for immunization coverage within and across countries – fell five points between 2019 and 2021, to 81 per cent.

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