The Progress of Nations: Social Indicators

The immunization record

The tables below detail the immunization record of the less populous countries as of 1994 (the latest year for which data are available).

In total, 24 out of the 40 less populous countries have already reached or surpassed the year 2000 goal of 90% immunization coverage (for DPT3 vaccine). For measles vaccine, 20 out of the 40 have attained the 90% target.

Measles and DPT

Percentage of children under one immunized, less populous countries, 1994

DPT 3
%
immunized
1994
Measles
%
immunized
1994
British Virgin Islands 100100
Montserrat 100100
Saint Kitts/Nevis 100100
St. Vincent/Grenadines 100100
Turks/Caicos Islands 100100
Dominica 9999
Seychelles 9999
Iceland 9898
Barbados 9097
Maldives 9697
Fiji 9696
Micronesia, Fed. States 9494
Samoa 9394
Swaziland 9694
Bahrain 9893
Grenada 8393
Antigua/Barbuda 10092
Brunei Darussalam 9692
Saint Lucia 9392
Malta 6390
Bahamas 9188
Solomon Islands 9288
Qatar 9186
Tonga 8986
Cape Verde 8583
Cyprus 9683
Guyana 9083
Belize 8882
Luxembourg 9580
Kiribati 8677
Djibouti 6175
Sao Tome/Principe 7974
Cook Islands 8572
Suriname 7469
Vanuatu 7766
Tuvalu 8264
Equatorial Guinea 6461
Comoros 5859
Marshall Islands 6759
Palau 6741

Rising

Less populous countries in which the level of measles immunization has risen by 10 percentage points or more between 1988 and 1994.

% immunized% pt.
rise
1988 1994
Malta419049
British Virgin Islands6210038
Grenada589335
Marshall Islands255934
Guyana558328
Fiji699627
Qatar608626
Equatorial Guinea386123
Kiribati547723
Saint Kitts/Nevis7710023
Swaziland749420
Vanuatu466620
Samoa759419
Solomon Islands698819
Bahrain789315
Montserrat8610014
Barbados849713
Belize708212
Bahamas788810
Micronesia, Fed. States849410

Falling

Less populous countries in which the level of measles immunization has fallen by 10 percentage points or more between 1988 and 1994

% immunized% pt.
rise
1988 1994
Suriname8369-14
Cook Islands9272-20
Tuvalu9064-26
Palau10041-59

SOURCE WHO and UNICEF, unpublished data.

The following pay all of their own vaccine costs: Antigua/Barbuda; Belize; British Virgin Islands; Dominica; Grenada; Montserrat; Saint Kitts/Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent/Grenadines; Turks/Caicos Islands; Vanuatu; Solomon Islands; Fiji; Cook Islands; Djibouti; Kiribati; Micronesia; Palau; Samoa; and Tuvalu.


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