Statistics on Child Immunization in India

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The Government of India is providing vaccination free of cost against nine vaccine preventable diseases i.e. Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, severe forms of Childhood Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B across the country, Japanese Encephalitis in selected districts and Meningitis & Pneumonia caused by Hemophilus Influenza type B in selected states/districts.

Coverage of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination in India - 2014 to 2016
Year Target (in lakhs) Total children vaccinated (in lakhs) Total coverage %
2014†- 2015 95.06 lakhs 48.33 lakhs 50.84 %
2015†- 2016 41.81 lakhs 31.01 lakh (as on Nov. 2015) 74.17 %
Note: 1 Lakh is equal to 100,000

Immunization coverage in India has increased in the last 21 years from 35.5 percent (1991-1993) to 65.2 percent during 2012-2014, as per Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC).

Source Rapid Survey On Children (RSOC) Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES) District Level Household Survey (DLHS)
Time Period 2013†- 2014 2006 2009 DLHS 2 (2002-2004) DLHS3 (2007-2008)
Full Immunization 65.2†% 62.4†% 61.0†% 45.8†% 54.0†%
BCG NA 87.4†% 86.9†% 75.0†% 86.7†%
OPV3 NA 67.5†% 70.4†% 57.7†% 66.0†%
DPT3 74.7†% 68.4†% 71.5†% 58.2†% 63.5†%
Measles 78.8†% 70.9†% 74.1†% 56.1†% 69.5†%
No Immunization 6.7†% - 7.6†% 19.8†% 4.5†%


Evaluated Coverage (in percent)
Coverage Evaluation Survey (CES 2009) Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC 2013-14) National Family Health Survey (2015-16)
Full Immunization 61.0†% 65.3†% 62.0†%
BCG 86.9†% - 91.9†%
OPV3 70.4†% - 72.8†%
DPT3 71.5†% 74.7†% 78.4†%
Measles 1st dose 74.1†% 78.8†% 81.1†%
No Immunization 7.6†% 6.7†% -

Glossary of Terms
BCG: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
DPT: Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
OPV: Oral Polio Vaccine

References
  1. Annual Report 2015 - 2016, Disease Control Programmes, National Health Mission.
  2. National Health Profile 2016, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govít of India.

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