Friday , July 30 2021

WATCH: More than 20 million children per year missed the first measles vaccine since 2010

According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of measles vaccine.

The UNICEF report states that based on US income, the list of high-income countries does not receive the first dose of the vaccine (2.5 million children).

Followed by France (600 000) and the United Kingdom (500 000) over the period 2010-2017.

The situation in low- and middle-income countries, according to UNICEF, is critical.

Only in 2017 nearly four million Nigerian children under 12 months missed the first dose, placing it first, followed by India with 2.9 million, Pakistan and Indonesia – 1.2 million, and Ethiopia – 1.1 million . to the report.

Recently, the World Health Organization said measles cases continued to rise in 2019, with reported cases nearly 300% more than in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year.

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