WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2017 global summary

Last updated 06-Sep-2017 (data as of 05-Sep-2017)
Next overall update 2018
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Development status: Developing GNI / capita (US$): 6'0501 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 342
GDP / capita (US$): 13'1651 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 412

Population data in thousands3

  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 56'015  55'291  54'540  53'767  52'998  45'728  37'561  29'760 
Births 1'173  1'176  1'177  1'177  1'174  1'112  1'097  1'053 
Surviving infants 1'137  1'138  1'137  1'134  1'129  1'046  1'042  984 
Pop. less than 5 years 5'705  5'664  5'627  5'575  5'514  5'160  5'206  4'631 
Pop. less than 15 years 16'344  16'225  16'123  16'006  15'887  15'369  14'711  12'220 
Female 15-49 years 15'200  15'023  14'846  14'664  14'481  12'439  9'379  7'050 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for South Africa)
Diphtheria
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  15  34  57 
Japanese encephalitis
 
Measles
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  18  17  66  25  32  1'459  10'624  19'193 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  40  103  230  116 
Polio*
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  112 
Rubella
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  819  54  10  103  2'298  541 
Rubella (CRS)
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  32 
Tetanus (neonatal)
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  11  58  166 
Tetanus (total)**
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  11  117  288 
Yellow fever
 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For disaggregated data please click on this hyperlink: https://extranet.who.int/polis/public/CaseCount.aspx
it does not include cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis [AFP]).
** Neonatal Tetanus and Total Tetanus cases equality may be the result from a lack of non-Neonatal Tetanus surveillance system.

Percentage target population vaccinated by antigen

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  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for South Africa)
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2007  86     69  90  83  93  89  89  99 
DTP1 2007  73     69  89  94  96  92  83  95 
DTP3 2007  63     69  84  93  95  91  83  96 
DTP4          67  79  76 
IPV1          89  94  96  92  83 
HepB_BD          95 
HepB3 2007  56     69  84  93  98  88  86  88 
Hib3 2007  45     69  84  93  95  91  83  88 
JapEnc         
MCV1          96  97  92  87  89  95 
MCV2          88  84  81  75  77  80 
MenA         
PCV1          94  96  97 
PCV2          92  94  87  69 
PCV3          87  95  90  87  88 
Pol3 2007  67     69  84  93  95  91  83  96 
Rota1          96  98 
RotaC          91  95  94  89  89 
RCV1         
TT2plus          63  65 
PAB          94 
VAD1          59  56  50  43  97 
YFV         
* indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid-July 2018

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for South Africa)
BCG
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  74  67  77  73  73  89  57 
DTP1
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  78  83  85  81  72  85  89 
DTP3
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  66  75  77  73  65  73  72 
HepB3
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  66  75  80  70  68  73 
HepB_BD
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Hib3
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  66  75  77  73  65  73 
IPV1
  78  83 
MCV1
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  75  76  71  66  68  72  79 
MCV2
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  70  66  62  56  59  62 
PCV3
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  69  77  72  69  70 
Pol3
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  66  75  77  73  65  71  76 
RCV1
 
RotaC
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  73  77  76  71  71 

Click for WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for PAB time series.

Number of districts in the country 52  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
100 
   
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Greater or equal to 90% 23
From 80 to 89% 17
From 50 to 79% 60
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2016 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTaPHibHepIPV 6, 10, 14 weeks; 18 months; Yes
HepB_Adult 1st contact; +1, +6 months; Yes health care workers
HPV 9 years and above (2 doses); Yes
Influenza 6-59 months; >65 years; Yes Children and adults with chronic illness, pregnant women, health care workers and other risk groups
Measles 9, 12 months; Yes
OPV birth; 6 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 14 weeks; 9 months; Yes
Rotavirus 6, 14 weeks; Yes
Td 6, 12 years; Yes
TT 1st contact pregnancy; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 years; Yes
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months; Yes

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes  No  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2016-2020  2016-2020  NA    2013-2017     
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number     52      52   

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 52  52  52  52  52  52  52 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 21  45  45  34  43  47  36 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 40  87  87  65  83  90  69 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 33  18  12  44  26  19 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 63  35  23  17  85  50  37 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Is there a national system to monitor adverse events following immunization (AEFI)? Yes/No/NR Yes  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Finance

% of Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100%   100  100  100  100  100  100 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

Has the country a standing technical advisory group on immunization (NITAG)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Sources

 1  "The 2017 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2016, data for 2015
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2017 revision". New York, 2017.
 4  UNICEF/WHO survey database
 5  If no official estimate is available, the administrative coverage is reported. '*' indicates coverage over 99.5%.
 6  WHO-UNICEF estimates.