Volume 36, Issue 12 Pages 1521-1710 (14 March 2018)
High resolution age-structured mapping of childhood vaccination coverage in low and middle income countries
Open access – Original research article
Edson Utazi, Julia Thorley, Victor A. Alegana, Matthew J. Ferrari, … Andrew J. Tatem
The elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases requires a strong evidence base to guide strategies and inform efficient use of limited resources. The approaches outlined here provide a route to moving beyond large area summaries of vaccination coverage that mask epidemiologically-important heterogeneities to detailed maps that capture subnational vulnerabilities. The output datasets are built on open data and methods, and in flexible format that can be aggregated to more operationally-relevant administrative unit levels.