Vaccine Introduction

To date, 92 countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs nationally or sub-nationally. Most of the countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines are either upper-middle- or high-income countries in the Americas, or Gavi-eligible countries in Africa. Very few Asian countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Today, nearly 70% of the world’s children lack access to rotavirus vaccines 1.

Global Introduction Status

Find the latest maps of countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccine nationally and sub-nationally.

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Country Experiences

Case studies reveal how governments prepared for vaccine introduction and factors that contributed to success.

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How to Introduce

Preliminary information on vaccine financing is outlined to help governments begin planning for introduction.

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Countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines

Countries have sub-national introductions

Countries plan to introduce

Million children lack access to rotavirus vaccines

1. IVAC, VIMS Report: Global Vaccine Introduction, September 2015. International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.