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Dominican Republic Estimates of National Immunization Coverage


General Info
Original or alternative title 
WHO/UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1980 - 12/2008
Data type
  • Nationally representative

As a joint effort, the WHO and UNICEF review available data on national immunization coverage to create country estimates. These estimates are made for BCG, the third dose of DPT, the third dose of the polio vaccine (oral or inactivated), the first dose of measles vaccine, and the third dose of hepatitis B vaccine.  In 2005 the first dose of DTP and the third dose of Hib were added. Coverage estimates, provided by the countries, for other vaccines are also available. Immunization indicators under categories such as planning and management, surveillance, vaccine supply, safety, and finance provide context for the estimates.

Sources of the data include data officially reported to the WHO and UNICEF by member states, data reported and published in grey literature, and consultations with local experts.

The data are reviewed and updated annually.