This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
VACMEAS1MO (H9M) reports the month that children received their first measles or measles-containing vaccination. This information is only available for children born in the 3 to 5 years before the survey whose first measles vaccination date was recorded on a card shown to the interviewer.
The complementary variables VACMEAS1DAY (H9D) and VACMEAS1YR (H9Y) report the day of the month and the year of the first measles vaccination, as recorded on a vaccination card shown to the interviewer.
According to the DHS Recode Manuals, the vaccination date may be coded as "Inconsistent" if the reported date is inconsistent with the date of birth, the date of interview, or the dates of other vaccinations.
To identify all young children who received the first measles vaccination, including those identified through the mother's report rather than a dated vaccination card, see VACMEAS1 (H9).
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, VACMEAS1MO (H9M) is largely comparable across samples. For more information about the first measles vaccination, see VACMEAS1 (H9).
Comparability - Standard DHS
VACMEAS1MO (H9M) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire beginning in Phase I.