Background to the collection
Child Immunisations (GP) quarterly collection evaluates the childhood immunisation programme in England at general practice level. The official statistic is the COVER (Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly) surveillance scheme collected by Public Health England at Local Authority level.
Please note that from April 2019 this collection has been replaced by COVER
About this collection
This quarterly collection reports on the immunisation coverage for three cohort age groups; 12 months, 24 months and 5 years. Please note that these are management information. The term management information describes aggregate information collated and used in the normal course of business to inform operational delivery or the management of organisational performance. The information may be incomplete in places, is not quality assured to the same extent as official statistics and may not necessarily be fully representative.
Data are collected quarterly from the Child Health Information System providers and submitted via the NHS Digital Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS).
Launch and submission dates
|Data period||Collection opens||Deadline||Publication|
|Q1 2017||1 June 2018||6 July 2018||1 November 2018|
|Q2 2017||1 June 2018||6 July 2018||1 November 2018|
|Q3 2017||1 June 2018||6 July 2018||1 November 2018|
|Q4 2017||18 June 2018||6 July 2018||1 November 2018|
|Q1 2018||2 July 2018||6 August 2018||28 September 2018|
|Q2 2018||1 October 2018||5 November 2018||21 December 2018|
|Q3 2018||2 January 2019||6 February 2019||26 March 2019|
|Q4 2018||1 April 2019||7 May 2019||24 June 2019|