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DPT Immunization Rates by Country

We look at the countries demonstrating the ability to most effectively provide immunizations against diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus to children before they reach two years of age.

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As the world progresses and more people gain access to better health care, we see many once rampant diseases that are on the brink of elimination. Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), and Tetanus are included in the list of disease scourges that modern health care systems would like to see wiped off the map. For that reason, children in many countries receive a combination Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DPT) immunization one or multiple times during childhood. Of these, certain countries have consistently increased the number of children immunized against DPT due to better health care policies and clear political commitment in eliminating the scourge to the point that almost all children receive immunizations by age 2.

In terms of DPT immunization statistics, we see that data differs from country to country because of birth rate differences, different levels of gross national income per capita, and the frequency with which the government conducts routine immunizations. Many countries have managed to attain a 99% rate of immunization against DPT in children aged between 12 and 23 months. This indicates that such countries are very much committed in the fights to eliminate Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus alike. These diseases have killed a lot of people in the past but in the developed world this day and age, it is uncommon to see someone infected with tetanus or suffering from diphtheria. The realization that prevention is better than cure has contributed a lot to this new norm.

Leading Nations in DPT Immunization for Toddlers

Vaccination rates are never going to reach 100%, as there are always going to be members of the community who cannot safely receive vaccines, such as immunocompromised individuals. It is the protection of these vulnerable members that makes vaccination all the more important. The following countries have the highest DPT vaccination rates in the world, at 99%:

 

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Fiji
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Sri Lanka
  • Luxembourg
  • Morocco
  • Monaco
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Portugal
  • Seychelles
  • Turkmenistan
  • Trinidad and Tobago

 

Countries With Mandatory DPT Vaccination

In the following countries, the DPT is required by law for all:

 

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

 

Which country has the highest DPT vaccination rates?

Some of the countries that have attained more than a 99% DPT immunization rate include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Fiji, and China.

Youth Vaccination Rates By Country

Rank´╗┐Country NameImmunization Rate (%)
1Albania99
2Andorra99
3United Arab Emirates99
4Bahrain99
5Brunei 99
6China99
7Cuba99
8Cyprus99
9Fiji99
10Greece99
11Hungary99
12Iran99
13Japan99
14Kuwait99
15Sri Lanka99
16Luxembourg99
17Morocco99
18Monaco99
19Maldives99
20Mongolia99
21Malaysia99
22Oman99
23Portugal99
24Seychelles99
25Turkmenistan99
26Trinidad and Tobago99
27Belgium98
28Bangladesh98
29Cabo Verde98
30Israel98
31Kazakhstan98
32South Korea98
33Nicaragua98
34Qatar98
35Turkey98
36Tanzania98
37Uzbekistan98
38Belarus97
39Bhutan97
40Denmark97
41Ghana97
42Jamaica97
43St. Kitts and Nevis97
44Libya97
45Malta97
46Mauritius97
47North Korea97
48Russia97
49Rwanda97
50Sweden97
51Thailand97
52Tunisia97
53St. Vincent and the Grenadines97
54Belize96
55Switzerland96
56Czech Republic96
57France96
58Grenada96
59Jordan96
60Latvia96
61Norway96
62Saudi Arabia96
63Singapore96
64Serbia96
65Slovakia96
66Tajikistan96
67Antigua and Barbuda95
68Australia95
69Azerbaijan95
70Barbados95
71Botswana95
72Chile95
73Egypt, Arab Rep.95
74Eritrea95
75Guyana95
76Italy95
77Kiribati95
78St. Lucia95
79Palau95
80Poland95
81Sao Tome and Principe95
82Suriname95
83Costa Rica94
84Dominica94
85Dominican Republic94
86United Kingdom94
87Ireland94
88Kyrgyzstan94
89United States94
90Germany93
91Spain93
92Georgia93
93The Gambia93
94Croatia93
95Lesotho93
96Moldova93
97Netherlands93
98New Zealand93
99Sudan93
100Slovenia93
101Uganda93
102Armenia92
103Bulgaria92
104Colombia92
105Estonia92
106Kenya92
107Cambodia92
108Lithuania92
109Malawi92
110Burkina Faso91
111Canada91
112Comoros91
113Algeria91
114Finland91
115Iceland91
116North Macedonia91
117Myanmar91
118Nepal91
119Uruguay91
120Burundi90
121The Bahamas90
122Honduras90
123Nauru90
124Sierra Leone90
125San Marino90
126Eswatini90
127Zambia90
128India89
129Namibia89
130Tuvalu89
131Zimbabwe89
132Guinea-Bissau88
133Mexico88
134Panama88
135Paraguay88
136Togo88
137Montenegro87
138Argentina86
139Guatemala86
140Romania86
141Austria85
142Ecuador85
143Solomon Islands85
144Vanuatu85
145Djibouti84
146Iraq84
147Liberia84
148Peru84
149Bolivia83
150Brazil83
151Lebanon83
152Timor-Leste83
153Cote d'Ivoire82
154Democratic Republic of the Congo81
155Marshall Islands81
156Mauritania81
157Senegal81
158El Salvador81
159Tonga81
160Mozambique80
161Cameroon79
162Indonesia79
163Niger79
164Benin76
165Republic of the Congo75
166Micronesia75
167Madagascar75
168Pakistan75
169Vietnam75
170South Africa74
171Bosnia and Herzegovina73
172Ethiopia72
173Mali71
174Gabon70
175Laos68
176Afghanistan66
177Philippines65
178Yemen65
179Haiti64
180Papua New Guinea61
181Venezuela60
182Angola59
183Nigeria57
184Ukraine50
185South Sudan49
186Central African Republic47
187Syria47
188Guinea45
189Somalia42
190Chad41
191Samoa34
192Equatorial Guinea25

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