Perceived and actual share of infants having recommended vaccinations in China 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived percentage of infants who receive all the WTO recommended vaccinations in China as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, Chinese respondents underestimated the coverage of vaccinations of infants in China. On average, the respondents thought that around 70 out of every 100 Chinese infants under 12 months have had all the recommended vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, and measles, when the actual infant vaccination coverage was 99 percent in China.

Perceived and actual percentage of infants who receive all the WTO recommended vaccinations in China as of October 2018

Share of infants
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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

samples represent a more urban and educated population with higher incomes

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Out of every 100 infants aged under 12 months in China, about how many do you think have had all the World Health Organisation recommended vaccinations for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio and Measles?

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