The State of the World’s Children 2023

The State of the World’s Children 2023 was developed in collaboration with VCP and using Vaccine Confidence Index data. It reveals that public perception of the importance of vaccines for children declined during the COVID-19 pandemic in 52 out of 55 countries studied.


Vaccine confidence in Malaysia is average compared to other countries. The latest data we have for Malaysia is from surveys conducted in 2022 which showed that 69% of people feel that vaccines are safe and 71% think they are effective. 67% of those surveyed said they believe it’s important for children to have vaccines and 64% feel that vaccines are compatible with their religious beliefs.