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Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, almost 1 in 10, did not get any immunizations in 2016. As the WHO and UNICEF estimation infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases and an estimated 6.6 million infants did not complete the full three dose DTP immunization series (DTP3) in 2016(5).

Globally, eighty five percent of children have been vaccinated with the first dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through regular health services, and sixty four percent with a second dose. but, the coverage levels is still short of those required to prevent outbreaks, avert vaccine preventable deaths and reach regional measles eradication goals(13).

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