Geneva: More than three million children in India missed the first dose of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Combined Vaccine (DTP-1) in 2020, according to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF on Thursday. went. For the Covid-19 pandemic. This figure is the highest in the world, with DTP-3 coverage falling from 91 percent to 85 percent. In 2019, about 1.4 million children missed their first dose. While disruptions to immunization services were widespread in 2020, middle-income countries in the WHO Southeast Asian and Eastern Mediterranean regions were most affected. Compared to 2019, 3.5 million more children missed their first dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTP-1), while three million more children missed their first measles dose.
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