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 Explained: How pandemic disrupted DTP, measles vaccination of kids

16/07/2021 03:32 PM | Click to read full article

Global and regional estimates of Covid-19’s impact on routine childhood immunisation indicates unparalleled disruptions in delivery of vaccines against measles (MCV1) and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (DTP3)— with 2020’s coverage likely falling in some regions to levels not seen in over a decade.

An estimated 8.5 million third doses of DTP vaccine and 8.9 million first doses of measles vaccine were missed by children worldwide in 2020.