Indicator full name: Percentage of children vaccinated against measles (%)
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1980—2017
Last updated: 17 October 2019
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The majority of JMF indicators in the Gateway are linked to existing databases in the Gateway.
EUR/RC68/10 Rev.1 Briefing note on the expert group deliberations and recommended common set of indicators for a joint monitoring framework
EUR/RC68(1): Joint monitoring framework in the context of the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being
Developing a common set of indicators for the joint monitoring framework for SDGs, Health 2020 and the Global NCD Action Plan (2017)
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(5) 1.2.a. Percentage of children vaccinated against measles (1 dose by second birthday), polio (3 doses by first birthday) and rubella (1 dose by second birthday)
Information on immunization coverage is used for a variety of purposes:
• to monitor the performance of immunization services at the local, national and international levels;
• to guide accelerated disease-control initiatives such as polio eradication, measles control and neonatal tetanus elimination;
• to identify areas of weak system performance that may require extra resources and focused attention;
• as a consideration when deciding whether to introduce a new vaccine.
An accurate historical representation of immunization coverage is important to assess trends in immunization system performance, to better establish the relationship between immunization service delivery and disease occurrence, and to provide a framework for setting future goals for coverage achievement.
The percentage of children vaccinated against measles is the proportion of children reaching their second birthday who have been fully vaccinated against measles (1 dose).
The percentage of infants vaccinated against polio is the proportion of infants reaching their first birthday in the given calendar year who have been fully vaccinated against polio (3 doses).
The percentage of infants vaccinated against rubella is the proportion of children reaching their second birthday in the given calendar year who have been fully vaccinated against rubella (1 dose).
Data for all three are reported annually to and available from the Communicable Diseases Unit at the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Percentage of children vaccinated against measles (1 dose) by their second birthday in the given calendar year.