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Immunization programs have saved millions of lives, especially among children, and will continue to do so in the future

Increases in vaccine coverage and the introduction of new vaccines into LMICs have had a major impact in reducing mortality. Vaccination programs for ten selected pathogens will have averted an estimated 69 million deaths in 98 low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2030. Most of this impact has been concentrated in a reduction in mortality among children younger than 5 years (57% reduction), most notably from measles. These public health gains are predicted to increase in coming decades if progress in increasing vaccine coverage is sustained.

Full Citation:
Li X, Mukandavire C, Cucunub√° ZM et al.. 2021. Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030: a modelling study. The Lancet. 397(10272).

Title of Article: Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030: a modelling study

Author(s): Li X, Mukandavire C, Cucunub√° ZM et al.

Publication Year: 2021

Publication Name: The Lancet

Publication Volume: 397(10272)

Publication Source URL: https://pubmed-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.proxy1.library.jhu.edu/33516338/

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32657-X