Country introductions of rotavirus vaccines
How many countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines as of May 1, 2016?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that rotavirus vaccines be introduced into every country’s national immunization program, particularly in countries where diarrheal disease is a major health problem. As of May 1, 2016, 81 countries have introduced rotavirus vaccines in their national immunization programs (i.e., public sector). Other countries, such as Canada, India, Italy, the Philippines, Sweden, and Thailand, have introduced rotavirus vaccines in phased or regional introductions. Rotavirus vaccines are also available in more than 100 countries through the private market. View PATH’s Rotavirus Vaccine Country Introduction Maps (Worldwide or Gavi-supported) and Spreadsheet below.
Rotavirus Vaccine Country Introduction Maps
These maps are updated quarterly and were last updated on May 1, 2016. Click on a map image to expand it, or download the full worldwide rotavirus vaccine introductions map slide sets in English or French here:
These maps are updated quarterly and were last updated on May 1, 2016. Click on a map image to expand it, or download the full Gavi-supported rotavirus vaccine introductions map slide sets in English or French here:
Countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance include [listed in chronological order]:
- 2006: Nicaragua
- 2008: Bolivia
- 2009: Honduras
- 2010: Guyana
- 2011: Sudan
- 2012: Ghana, Rwanda, Moldova, Yemen, Armenia, Malawi, Tanzania
- 2013: Georgia, Haiti, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Zambia, Burundi
- 2014: Mali, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Uzbekistan, Togo, Djibouti, Kenya, Niger, Eritrea, Senegal, and Mauritania
- 2015: Tajikistan, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau
- 2016: Liberia
Gavi has approved three additional countries for rotavirus vaccine support: Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, and Sao Tome and Principe.
This searchable rotavirus vaccine country introduction spreadsheet provides a WHO-validated list of all countries using rotavirus vaccines in their national immunization programs, with sorting and filtering by WHO region, geographic region, World Bank classification, Gavi eligibility, and current vaccine. It is also available as a PDF.
This spreadsheet is updated quarterly and was last updated on May 1, 2016.