Enhancing Immunization in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
25 avgust 2023
An Insight into Project PIRI (Period of Intensive Routine Immunization) – Interim results
While immunization had seen a consistent growth as a vital public health measure, its coverage faced a major setback due to health system disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, globally, 14.3 million infants did not receive an initial dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine, pointing to a lack of access to immunization (and other health) services, and an additional 6.2 million were only partially vaccinated. Monitoring data is critical to helping countries prioritize and tailor vaccination strategies and operational plans to address immunization gaps and reach every person with life-saving vaccines.