Moldova

Moldova

WHO Region: European region World Bank Income Group:  Lower-middle-income country Gavi Co-financing Status: Fully self-financing Immunisation System Highlights:

  • Overall strong performance despite recent challenges linked to declining vaccine coverage and difference in coverage between districts.
  • Vaccine hesitancy related to false contraindications, anti-vaccination campaigns in social media, insufficient information from family physicians, and lack of awareness of the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases have resulted in progressively declining coverage of DTP3 since 2011.
  • Vaccine coverage is particularly low in the Transnistria region (45% for DTP3, 47% for polio).