Impfrate von Kindern sinkt in der Pandemie infographic
Grafik zeigt Daten über wenig geimpfte Kinder in aller Welt.


Stimmung gegen Routine Immunisierung von Kindern steigt

By Ninian Carter

April 20, 2023 - Die öffentliche Wahrnehmung der Wichtigkeit von Impfungen für Kinder ist während der Covid-19 Pandemie stark zurückgegangen, wie ein neuer Bericht der UNICEF warnt.

People around the world lost confidence in the importance of routine childhood vaccinations against killer diseases like measles and polio because of post-Covid misinformation and dwindling trust in governments – the largest backslide in childhood immunisation in a generation.

According to new UNICEF data, 67 million children missed out on one or more potentially lifesaving vaccines during the pandemic.

Countries such as South Korea and Papua New Guinea have an especially low belief in the importance of child vaccinations, registering interest of only 42% and 44% respectively.

Although worrying, the report indicates that vaccine confidence could improve and the situation may not be a long-term trend.

PUBLISHED: 20/04/2023; STORY: Graphic News