Worldwide Measles Vaccination Rates - 1980 to 2017

Weeks 25 & 26 Dataset and Historical Background

Posted by David Velleca on August 21, 2018

Historical Background

Going to keep the background short on this one. I know that vaccines can be a controversial subject. Apologies if this dataset offends anyone.

Earlier this week, I saw an article about record high numbers of measles cases in Europe. Whereas the Polio vaccination has effectively eradicated the disease in countries where vaccination is widespread, measles seem to pop up every year despite vaccination efforts. This week's dataset looks at the percentage of infants who receive their first dose of the 'Measles-containing Vaccine' by country and year.

There are sure to be several insights in this dataset. If you'd like to participate, create your viz and post your work to Tableau Public and Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday, tagging @TThrowbackThurs. We'd really love to see what you can come up with!

Data Source

This week's dataset comes from The World Health Organization. Please be sure to cite the source on your viz.