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Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics, England, 2016-17

Publication date: 09:30 September 20, 2017

Summary

The information in this bulletin about immunisation statistics in England comes from Public Health England (PHE).

Information on childhood immunisation coverage at ages 1, 2 and 5 years is collected through the Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) data collection for Upper Tier Local Authorities (LAs).

Information on children aged 2, 3 and 4 immunised against seasonal flu are collected from GPs through PHE's ImmForm system.

The 2016-17 report is accompanied by a new interactive data dashboard which has been developed in collaboration with Public Health England and can be accessed on the link below. 

http://bit.ly/child_vaccstats_annual 

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Key Facts

In 2016-17, four out of the six routine vaccinations at 1 and 2 years showed small decreases in coverage compared to 2015-16. This includes coverage for the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine as measured at 2 years which decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row, following a year on year increase since 2007-08. Coverage for this vaccine is now at 91.6 per cent, slightly lower than in 2015-16 (91.9 per cent) and at a similar level to that reported in 2011-12.

In 2016-17, 93.4 per cent of children reaching their first birthday were reported to have completed their primary DTaP/IPV/Hib course (three doses). This compares with 93.6 per cent in 2015-16, 94.2 per cent in 2014-15 and 94.7 per cent in 2012-13.

National coverage figures reported for the MMR 1st dose as measured at 5 years show coverage at the WHO recommended target level of 95 per cent for the first time.

National coverage figures reported for the Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio (DTaP/IPV) booster as measured at 5 years show a decrease in 2016-17 for the fourth year in a row.


Coverage

Date Range: 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: UK, England
Geographical granularity: Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, UK and Great Britain

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