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Vaccination coverage among young children in Nigeria 2018

As of 2018, 28.3 percent of children in Nigeria received all basic vaccinations required by the age of two. Among children aged 24 to 35 months, the vaccination coverage reached 24.3 percent.

In the last five years before the survey period, Nigeria intensified its focus on polio eradication and routine immunization. In addition, some vaccination campaigns were implemented with the aim of increasing coverage of specific supplemental vaccines.

Share of children vaccinated by appropriate age in Nigeria as of 2018, by age

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Release date

October 2019



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Number of respondents


Age group

12-35 months

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Supplementary notes

For children age 12-23 months: BCG, hepatitis B (birth dose), three doses of DPT-Hep B-Hib, four doses of oral polio vaccine, one dose of inactivated polio vaccine, three doses of pneumococcal vaccine, and one dose of measles. For children age 24-35 months, all of the just-mentioned vaccinations plus a second dose of measles.

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