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Immunisation coverage in India remains too low, study finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5573 (Published 12 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5573
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The proportion of Indian children between 12 months and 23 months who have had all their vaccinations has increased only moderately in 15 years from 35% in 1992 to 44% in 2006, an analysis has reported.

About half of eligible children in nine states across India did not receive complete immunisation, it found.

India has the highest death rate among under 5s in the world and immunisation is considered to be an effective lifesaver. According to World Health Organization guidelines, full immunisation coverage refers to …

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