In the year 2010, immunization spending in developing countries increased from US$6 to $15 per infant, on average, and these prices continue to rise. Furthermore, in these countries, many people live on less than $2 per day. This extreme poverty makes paying for vaccines nearly impossible despite their proven cost-effectiveness. As a result, immunization financing is a critical tool for providing access to lifesaving vaccines to those who need them most.
Page last updated: February 2014.
Photo: PATH/Amy MacIver.