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India is one of the worst-hit major economies in child immunisation

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A healthcare worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a child in Gurugram, Haryana, January 29, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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A healthcare worker testing for Covid-19 collects the swab sample of a child in Gurugram, Haryana, January 29, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Ishaan Gera New Delhi
Last week, India had much to celebrate as it completed the administration of 2 billion Covid-19 vaccination doses. The country has so far fully vaccinated over two-thirds of those aged 15 and above since it started its vaccination programme in January 2021. However, recent data from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) shows that the country’s performance in child immunisation has slipped in 2021.

Child immunisation slipped in 2021 on most counts compared to the pre-Covid period. Business Standard’s analysis of the Unicef data shows that India was among the worst-hit major economies and, in some cases, the worst

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First Published: Jul 21 2022 | 7:01 PM IST

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