Figure 4.3 Percentage of townships with hepatitis B vaccination coverage≥90%, by province, 2013
CHAPTER 4 NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME
Source: ZHENG Jingshan, et al., 'Immunization Coverage of the National Immunization Program Vaccines at the Township Level, Based on a Survey Conducted by Provincial CDCs in China, 2013’, Chinese Journal of Vaccines and Immunization, vol. 20, no. 6, 2014, pp. 492–498, 546
Upon the completion of the China-GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) Project, the Government has continued to strengthen hepatitis B vaccination for children, with stable supplies and improved immunization capacity. The coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose for newborns and full-course vaccination coverage of the hepatitis B vaccine among 1-year-olds remain high, with gaps narrowing gradually across the regions and between urban and rural areas. Based on the immunization coverage survey conducted by provincial CDCs in 2013, hepatitis B vaccination coverage reached over 90 per cent of the target children in at least 90 per cent of townships in all provinces, apart from Tibet and Qinghai, which have relatively low hepatitis B vaccination coverage.