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  1. Kayode Fasominu
  2. Immunization information systems & coverage monitoring
  3. Wednesday, 28 July 2021

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.

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  1. https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/main/7185-2020-who-unicef-wuenic-immunisation-coverage-estimates
Narayana Holla Accepted Answer

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.

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