Despite the importance of widespread global vaccination, worldwide immunization schedules vary between countries and coverage may be variable within countries. Schedule differences may include which vaccinations are recommended, who should receive them, when they are given, and how many doses are necessary.
In addition, a variety of reasons account for the disparities related to coverage, including economic and political situations, vaccine supply, personal or religious beliefs and, in some cases, unfounded vaccine safety concerns.
Visit the Parent’s PACK website to learn more about the global variation in vaccine use and immunization recommendations as well as how vaccination helps control the spread of disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has a searchable database that might also be of interest as it allows you to view vaccine schedules for 194 countries.