World Immunization Week, children and vaccination in DRC

World Immunization Week, children and vaccination in DRC

24 April 2016 No Comments on World Immunization Week, children and vaccination in DRC

Almost two-thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, UNICEF said ahead of World Immunization Week. Of countries in conflict, South Sudan has the highest percentage of unimmunized children, with 61 per cent not receiving the most basic childhood vaccination, followed by Somalia (58 per cent) and Syria (57 per cent).