Children living in slum conditions who are at greater risk of infectious diseases than those in urban areas are less likely to be vaccinated.
Key Evidence: Children in slum settings have higher burdens of vaccine-preventable disease (one study found children in slums in Manila, Philippines were 9 times more likely to have tuberculosis than other urban children) and lower rates of immunization (a study in Niger found 35% coverage in slums vs. 86% in non-slum urban areas).
Unger, A. 2013. Children’s health in slum settings. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 98(10).View Publication >