Immunization Regional Snapshot 2022: South Asia

WHO-UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage

4-year-old Gul-e-Rukh poses for the UNICEF camera, showing her marked finger after receiving the polio vaccine, in Karachi, Pakistan.


Every year, WHO and UNICEF release updated data on the number of children that have received their routine vaccines around the world. This regional profile provides a snapshot of where South Asia stands on coverage for each routine vaccine, and on the number of zero dose children in 2022.

Key highlights: 

  • An estimated 3 million still not fully vaccinated.
  • Three-in-four reporting countries achieved at least 90% coverage for DTP3.
  • Measles regional coverage is below the key target.


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