Table 1

Key aspects of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV13) programme by site, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Mongolia and Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lao PDRMongoliaPNG
Year of PCV13 introductionOctober 2013June 2016October 2014
Location of PCV13 introductionNationalTwo districts in UlaanbaatarNational
PCV13 schedule3+0 (6, 10 and 14 weeks)2+1 (2, 4 and 9 months)3+0 (1, 2 and 3 months)
Presence of a catch-up programmeCatch-up of three doses up to 12 months of ageCatch-up of two doses 2 months apart up to 24 months of ageNone