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Annual childhood immunisation statistics published

22 September 2016

Figures released today present information on the vaccination of children against a number of diseases, in England, during 2015-16.

NHS Digital must be quoted as the source of these figures

Regional data are available within this report

The NHS Digital annual report NHS Immunisation Statistics, England, 2015-16 includes coverage statistics on routine childhood vaccinations, which are offered to all children up to the age of five.2

The statistics in this report are derived from data collected by Public Health England, and are used to inform government policy on immunisation and to assess the delivery of different immunisations nationally.

The statistics also support initiatives such as national and regional catch-up programmes for specific immunisations.

For the first time, this year's report is accompanied by an interactive dashboard, which provides statistics at national, regional, and local levels for routine childhood vaccinations.

These routine vaccinations include DTaP/IPV/Hib (the "5-in-1" vaccine), the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), and the children's flu vaccine.

This year's report also includes, for the first time, experimental statistics3 on the rotavirus vaccine at 12 months.4

Figures for all of the vaccinations are reported as a proportion of the eligible population.

Read the full report at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/immstats1516

Notes to editors

1. NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better. NHS Digital is the new trading name for the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). We provide 'Information and Technology for better health and care'. Find out more about our role and remit at www.digital.nhs.uk

2. Coverage at 12 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib - commonly known as the "5 in 1" vaccine)
  • Meningococcal group C (MenC) vaccine (experimental statistics)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV)
  • Rotavirus vaccine (experimental statistics)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (experimental statistics)

Coverage at 24 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Haemophilus influenza type B and meningococcal group C (Hib/MenC) booster vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV) booster
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (experimental statistics)
  • Childhood influenza vaccine

Coverage at three years:

  • Childhood influenza vaccine

Coverage at four years:

  • Childhood influenza vaccine

Coverage at five years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio vaccine (DTap/IPV pre-school booster)
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B and meningococcal group C (Hib/MenC) vaccine

3. Experimental statistics are a series of statistics that are in the testing phase and not yet fully developed. A key part of the "experimental statistics" label is user engagement in the evaluation of those statistics. NHS Digital invites readers to comment on the experimental statistics in this report, and send user feedback to enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

4. Please note that Annex C only shows rotavirus vaccine coverage data (12 months) for areas who have reported coverage that is in line with their equivalent figures for other vaccines offered at the same time and evaluated at 12 months (DTaP/IPV/Hib and PCV).

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