Syrian Arab Republic - Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months)

Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months) in Syrian Arab Republic was 62.00 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 36 years was 87.00 in 1998, while its lowest value was 13.00 in 1980.

Definition: Child immunization, measles, measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received the measles vaccination before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against measles after receiving one dose of vaccine.

Source: WHO and UNICEF (http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/en/).

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Year Value
1980 13.00
1981 14.00
1982 22.00
1983 19.00
1984 23.00
1985 27.00
1986 64.00
1987 37.00
1988 52.00
1989 86.00
1990 87.00
1991 84.00
1992 84.00
1993 86.00
1994 86.00
1995 85.00
1996 85.00
1997 84.00
1998 87.00
1999 86.00
2000 84.00
2001 80.00
2002 84.00
2003 83.00
2004 82.00
2005 81.00
2006 81.00
2007 81.00
2008 81.00
2009 82.00
2010 82.00
2011 80.00
2012 61.00
2013 58.00
2014 54.00
2015 53.00
2016 62.00

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

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Disease prevention