Pairs of independent nationally representative vaccination coverage surveys conducted within one year of each other: A global overview covering 2000–2019


Population-based surveys play an important role in measuring vaccination coverage. Surveys measuring vaccination coverage may be commissioned by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI surveys) or part of multi-domain non-EPI surveys such as Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) or Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). Surveys conducted too close in time to each other may not only be an inefficient use of resources but may also create problems for programme staff when results suggest inconsistent patterns of programme performance for similar time periods.