The State of the World's Children: For every child, vaccination

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, progress in childhood immunization was set back worldwide.

En Les Cayes, Haití, Rosemirlande, de 27 años, sostiene en brazos a su hijo de seis meses, Jamesly, durante una visita al centro de salud de Sacre Couer para que reciba sus vacunas rutinarias.


The State of the World’s Children 2023: For every child, vaccination examines what needs to happen to ensure that every child, everywhere is protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which set back progress in childhood immunization globally, it focuses on the role of poverty, marginalization and gender in determining whether or not children are vaccinated.

Drawing on lessons learned during the pandemic and from UNICEF’s decades-long expertise and experience in vaccinating children, the report examines the ways in which primary health care can be strengthened to better support immunization services. It looks, too, at concerns around trust in vaccines.

And it examines a range of innovations in vaccine development and delivery and in financing.

It is available for download in the menu on the right::

  • Full report in English,
  • Executive summary in English and Spanish,
  • Regional brief from Latin America and the Caribbean in English.
UNICEF Innocenti – Centro Mundial de Investigaciones y Estudios Prospectivos
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Spanish, English
Reporte completo en inglés: 978-92-806-5442-4, Resumen ejecutivo en español: 978-92-806-5448-6, Resumen ejecutivo en inglés: 978-92-806-5446-2