Disruptions to childhood immunisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic
In The Lancet, Kate Causey and colleagues report their estimates of the disruptions to routine childhood immunisation coverage for the third-dose diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine and first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) at the global, regional, and national levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These modelled estimates are of importance to national immunisation programmes for planning and implementing catch-up vaccination services to close the immunity gaps and prevent vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. The urgent need for catch-up vaccination efforts is conspicuous for most contagious childhood diseases, including measles and pertussis.
Added on: 02 February, 2022