WHO and UNICEF estimates of national infant immunization coverage: methods and processes

Author: Anthony Burton et al.
Category: Service delivery


WHO recommends that all children receive one dose of bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG), three doses of diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis vaccine (DTP), three doses of either oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, and one dose of a measles virus-containing vaccine (MVCV), either anti-measles alone or in combination with other antigens.1–9 It also recommends three doses of vaccine against infection with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).10 To boost immunity at older ages, additional immunizations are recommended for healthcare workers, travellers, high-risk groups and people in areas where the risk of specific vaccine-preventable diseases is high.


Type Journal article
Language English
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Link http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/08-053819/en/
Journal Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume 87
Year 2009
Disease , Diphtheria , Pertussis , Tetanus
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