Total immunization coverage in Moldova is relatively high. Based on data from the MICS 2012 survey, 89% of the children 15-26 months of age received all recommended vaccines.
However, Moldova is facing an alarming trend of declining vaccine coverage. Today, with the existing gaps in coverage, the country is at risk of failing to reach the target vaccination rate. Most of those who refuse to immunize their children are middle class, well educated parents. However, the immunization rated are also dropping among other categories, including the vulnerable ones. The extent to which the Roma use healthcare services is determined by access, lifestyle, migration, and lack of knowledge in assessing health risks.