Nigeria Immunization Fact Sheet

Aug 27, 2012

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According to official country reports, infant immunization coverage in Nigeria, as reported by DTP3, increased significantly from 57% in 2008 to 74% in 2010. This was followed by a significant drop to 61% in 2011. These reported coverage improvements were primarily due to the country’s decision in 2006 to add multiple antigens and other child survival interventions to the polio eradication campaigns (now referred to as Immunization Plus Days or IPDs) that are held every 4-6 weeks in the northern polio endemic states and at least twice per year nationally. Given the challenges with disaggregating IPD and routine immunization data sub-nationally, denominator issues, and also increased routine immunization focus nationwide through the Reaching Every Ward (REW) approach, official country estimates have greatly fluctuated since 2007.

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