An estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, or 21.1 million children a year on an average, — UNICEF
New Delhi: India has 2.9 million children who have missed out on the first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 despite over 80 per cent of immunisation coverage, the UNICEF said recently.
India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia – 1.2 million each, and Ethiopia 1.1 million, it said, adding that the situation is “critical” in low and middle-income countries.
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