Beyond new vaccine introduction: the uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the African Region

Publish Date: June 2017
Author: Folake Olayinka, Leah Ewald, Robert Steinglass

The number of vaccines available to low-income countries has increased dramatically over the last decade. Overall infant immunization coverage in the WHO African region has stagnated in the past few years while countries’ ability to maintain high immunization coverage rates following introduction of new vaccines has been uneven. This case study examines post-introduction coverage among African countries that introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) between 2008 and 2013 and the factors affecting PCV introduction.

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