Bosnia and Herzegovina - Immunization, HepB3 (% of one-year-old children)

The value for Immunization, HepB3 (% of one-year-old children) in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 78.00 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 12 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 94.00 in 2007 and a minimum value of 36.00 in 2004.

Definition: Child immunization rate, hepatitis B is the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received hepatitis B vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized after three doses.

Source: WHO and UNICEF (

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Year Value
2004 36.00
2005 93.00
2006 90.00
2007 94.00
2008 88.00
2009 90.00
2010 89.00
2011 88.00
2012 92.00
2013 91.00
2014 89.00
2015 82.00
2016 78.00

Limitations and Exceptions: In many developing countries a lack of precise information on the size of the cohort of one-year-old children makes immunization coverage difficult to estimate from program statistics.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Governments in developing countries usually finance immunization against measles and diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus (DTP) as part of the basic public health package. The data shown here are based on an assessment of national immunization coverage rates by the WHO and UNICEF. The assessment considered both administrative data from service providers and household survey data on children's immunization histories. Based on the data available, consideration of potential biases, and contributions of local experts, the most likely true level of immunization coverage was determined for each year.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Disease prevention