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23 million children could not get their routine vaccinations in 2020 – Health News


World Health Organization (DSÖ) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the data it offers, the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic disrupted the vaccination processes of children in many countries around the world.

Data are not available for routine vaccinations. childnumber of last year 2019 showed an increase of 3.7 million compared to the previous year and reached 23 million.

17 million children in 2020 Vaccine was not recorded.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that countries focused on receiving Covid-19 vaccines during the epidemic, but there were slowdowns in other vaccination campaigns.

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Ghebreyesus emphasized that many children around the world are at risk of deadly but preventable diseases such as measles, polio and meningitis.

Kate O’Brien, WHO Director of Vaccination and Vaccination, said that the Covid-19 epidemic pushed the global vaccination of children back 10 years. O’Brien stated that in the pre-epidemic period, there was a decrease in the rate of vaccination of children against preventable childhood diseases.

WHO data showed that the number of children vaccinated was falling in each region, but was much more pronounced in Southeast Asian and Eastern Mediterranean countries.

On the other hand, WHO reported that 3.5 million children missed the first dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine, and 3 million children missed the first dose of measles vaccine.

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