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The attached document summarises progress and challenges with achieving universal immunisation coverage in 2020. Estimates are as of July 15, 2021 and includes data reported as of July 6, 2021.

2 years ago

Thanks for sharing the WHO-UNICEF 2020 WUENIC Immunization Coverage Estimates.

We too experienced the same in the catchment area of attached Primary Health Centers [PHCs]. This is mainly attributable to unavoidable restriction on movement of the caretakers to bring their children to vaccination centers as a result of recurrent Lockdowns to mitigate the spikes of COVID-19 pandemicity, suspension of outreach activities for a considerable period [for one month will pull down ~8% of FIC as they cross 1st birthday], prioritization of public health activity and the like.

Lack of simple easily sustainable model (e.g. Extended Immunogram-as evidenced by "MISS Sampaje") at least in the areas covered by planning units [Primary Health Centers] is another major handicap.

Even if pandemic ends, conspicuous absence of this simple sustainable model through which any planning unit can attain and sustain ≥95% FIC below one year and complete vaccination including 1st booster retards the acceleration of coverage, requiring another 5 years or more to cross 85% which can be otherwise attained within just 4 to 6 months as demonstrated by RHTC Sampaje in 2013, Planning Units Guthigar, Kollamogru in 2015 etc.

Dr Holla n Team

Prof n Head

Department of community Medicine



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